Social media analyst Erin McAweeney pulls back the curtain on how disinformation spreads across Facebook and Twitter.
Erin McAweeney is a senior analyst at Graphika, focusing on online social movements, election integrity, and health misinformation. Her recent work uses open-source social media data to map the global spread of mis- and disinformation related to the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccines.
In this episode
Colleen and Erin talk about:
- how we can use science to track disinformation on social media
- how anti-vaccination, QAnon, and climate denial clusters infiltrate each other
- what story the data can tell
Vaccine FAQ segment: Casey Kalman
Editing: Colleen MacDonald
Additional editing: Omari Spears
Editing and music: Brian Middleton
Research and writing: Jiayu Liang and Pamela Worth
Executive producer: Rich Hayes
Host: Colleen MacDonald