Former Research Assistant
Samantha left the OII to become Assistant Professor at American University. She specialises in computational propaganda, social media and democracy, human rights, and Internet policy
Samantha Bradshaw appeared on BBC radio to discuss one of the hottest questions of the moment: ‘Can Social Media be Fixed’?
Political manipulation and fake news have shaken trust in social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to make 2018 the year of big changes on the social media giant. Andpoliticians around the world are threatening to bring in new regulations too. In Germany a new law is now forcing platforms to remove hate speech or face big fines. Join Ed Butler and guests for a discussion on who is to blame for the ills of social media – and how to fix them.
Contributors:Samantha Bradshaw from the Computational Propaganda Project at Oxford University.
Douglas Rushkoff , Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at City University of New York and author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus.
Andreas Kluth, Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt Global, the online English-language edition of the German newspaper.
Roger McNamee is an American businessman, investor and venture capitalist who was an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg.
Listen to the full episode here.