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Talking About An Ugly Truth
8th August 2021 • The Sunday Show • Tech Policy Press
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This week, we have two interviews. First we hear from two researchers in Britain- Chico Carmargo and Felix Simon- who recently published a paper that takes a critical look at a term that has been often used in recent months to describe a stew of problems in the information ecosystem- the term “infodemic”.

Then, our feature interview this week is with the authors of the bestselling book AN UGLY TRUTH: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination- New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang. I got to speak with Sheera and Cecilia about the reception to the book, and whether the type of change it suggests is necessary at Facebook is possible under its current management and structure.