When we think of trolls, we think of people working in sweatshops but this is not where we met "Grace". We interviewed her in a fancy bar of a 5-star hotel which just happens to be connected to her luxurious apartment. In this episode, we explore the "top troll" of networked disinformation with co-author of Architects of Networked Disinformation and communications Prof. Jason Cabañes.
Nowadays anyone can become famous online. With a bit of luck and the right algorithm, anyone can become a social media influencer. But how does a personal account turn into an election campaign tool? Harvard University and University of Massachusetts Amherst Prof. Jonathan Ong and journalist Kat Ventura talk to digital marketing consultant and TikTok comedian Baus Rufo about the role influencers play in an election campaign.
Danny didn't know exactly what he signed up for when he took the job as a PR associate in an advertising firm months before the elections. What he thought would be copywriting work turned out to be a disinformation campaign against the opponent of a local politician running for office. Harvard and UMass researcher Jonathan Ong and journalist Kat Ventura look into the psyche of "trolls" as they explore the first tier of the network disinformation in the Philippines.