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Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast! In case you’re new here, it’s a podcast all about the use of technology for social good. Although, we seem to spend most of our time talking about technology that is the absolute worst.

In this episode we’re talking about deepfakes, Tom Cruise, and, potentially, the death of truth on the internet. We discuss culture wars, and we learn more about the recent Roblox scandal.

Joining host Bex we have Tech For Good Live team members Greg Ashton and Jonny Rae-Evans

Our special guest this week is Lex, Co-Founder & Design Director at COMUZI, a design studio building future-positive digital products, services & experiences.

Discussed in this episode:

Stat of the week

78% of people could not distinguish the deepfake from authentic content even when given a warning they could be viewing a fake:

Tom Cruise test shows people can’t detect fake videos even when they know they are fake - Independent

Charity news of the week

Charities will be most successful in dealing with government culture wars when they work to create consensus:

Culture wars' a key political driver for charities in the year ahead, NCVO predicts - Third Sector

Tech news of the week

Roblox is a community built gaming platform that is accused of exploiting its creators. Not uncommon but these creators are children:

The trouble with Roblox, the video game empire built on child labour - The Guardian

And finally

32nd Human Rights Watch report noted that autocrats faced a significant backlash in 2021, with millions of people taking to the streets in countries like Brazil, Hungary and Uganda. It also highlighted the trend for opposition parties to form coalitions to challenge autocrats, citing the Czech Republic and Israel as places where this has succeeded. Similar alliances have been formed in Hungary and Turkey.

Human Rights Watch World Report 2022

D&AD Impact awards open for applications https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-impact/

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