Elon Musk under a spotlight

For Fact’s Sake podcast: Is the far right taking over Elon Musk’s Twitter?

On this week’s podcast, we take a look at social media platform Twitter, and the impact of Elon Musk’s controversial takeover.

Ali and Paul talk to Vice disinformation reporter David Gilbert about how Musk’s stewardship has resulted in increasing far-right and anti-semitic presence on the platform, where Twitter’s content moderation has failed, and whether Musk himself enables the far-right and conspiracy theories in his tweets.

Elsewhere on For Fact’s Sake, we look into the controversy around highly protected marine areas (HPMAs), and assess some inaccurate reporting of Sadiq Khan’s recently revealed health scare.

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Show notes:

  • David Gilbert’s reporting on disinformation can be found here.
  • Our explainer on HPMAs is here.

Photo credit: Daniel Oberhaus, 2018, CC BY 2.0

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