S7 EP4: Navigating an Ecosystem of Polluted Information with Whitney Phillips
Misinformation. Conspiracy theories. “Lulz.” meme-ified racism and QAnon theories. Professor of Communications and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University, Whitney Phillips is with us to talk about how early alarms on trolling language were ignored, to how we need to reconstruct how our sites and networks are built to stop incentivizing the spread of misinformation.
Check out Whitney’s new book You Are Here: A Field GUide for Navigating Polluted Information.
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