Episode 31

Navigating The Reality of Lie Machines and Junk News – A Conversation with Philip N. Howard


July 16th, 2020

43 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode

In this conversation, Philip spends time with professor and writer Philip N. Howard. He is the Director of the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University and is the author, most recently, of Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives from Yale University Press. They discuss the new reality of junk news and how complex the newly constructed lie machines are and the corrosive effect they have on our civil discourse.

The Drop – The segment of the show where Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings.