Kate Hannah: Researcher on findings February's protest at Parliament sparked a "tectonic shift" in the spread of disinformation
The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Disinformation is festering during the Covid pandemic - because we aren't breaking our ideological bubbles.New Auckland University analysis of tens of millions of social media posts and videos, has found February's protest at Parliament sparked a "tectonic shift" in the spread of disinformation.It included racist and violent disinformation, and Russian-linked propaganda about Ukraine.Researcher Kate Hannah told Mike Hosking more people are going down rabbit holes, because we aren't spending as much time exposed to contrary opinions.She says that includes workplaces, school, churches, sports clubs and festivals, that people haven't been able to go to as much during the pandemic.LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Importance of Whispering In Science Communication - Kate Hannah!
The Wholesome Show
When I say the word 'hypervisibility', do you think of those awesome t-shirts in the 1980s that changed colour when you sweated? You probably should, but then you should also think of the problems faced by high profile women scientists and science communicators. They're hypervisible, which means trolls, attacks and threats...Kate Hannah of Te Pūnaha Matatini (which means 'The Meeting Place of Many Faces') tells us more...Also: Will pronounces something pretty good for an Australian!This week The Wholesome Show is reporting from the Public Communication of Science and Technology (Network) Conference in Dunedin New Zealand - exploring the cutting edge of communicating science!The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap, proudly supported by @ANU_CPAS!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.