Renee Diresta's Interviews

Sam Harris & Bari Weiss + Michael Shellenberger + Renee Diresta 01 Feb 2023 • EN

#310 — Social Media & Public Trust

Sam Harris speaks with Bari Weiss, Michael Shellenberger, and Renee DiResta about the release of “the Twitter files” and the loss of trust in the institutions of media and government. They discuss Bari and Michael’s experience of participating in the Twitter files release, the problem of misinformation, the relationshi

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Demetri Kofinas & Renee Diresta 19 Dec 2022 • EN

Why You Should Care About the Twitter Files | Renée DiResta

In Episode 288 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Renee DiResta about the recent revelations stemming from the Twitter Files, why we should care about them, and what we can do to fix the problems of unaccountable censorship and misinformation on social media. Renée is the technical research manager at the St

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Jordan Harbinger & Renee Diresta 22 Oct 2020 • EN

Renee DiResta | Dismantling the Disinformation Machine

Renee DiResta (@noUpside) is the technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory. She studies the role that tech platforms and curatorial algorithms play in the proliferation of disinformation and conspiracy theories, terrorist activities, and state-sponsored information warfare. What We Discuss with Renee

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Danny Fortson & Renee Diresta 22 Feb 2019 • EN

Renee DiResta: "Information gone haywire"

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Renee Diresta, expert in online propaganda, to talk about the 2016 election as the web’s Lehman Brothers moment (3:45), why Facebook got rid of human curators (4:45), the problem with Facebook groups and the anti-vaccination movement (8:40), amoral algorithms

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Sam Harris & Renee Diresta 02 Jan 2019 • EN

#145 — The Information War

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Renee Diresta about Russia's "Internet Research Agency" and its efforts to amplify conspiracy thinking and partisan conflict in the United States. SUBSCRIBE to listen to the rest of this episode and gain access to all full-length episodes of the podcast at samharri

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