TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 8 - Misinformation By Design


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Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. We’ve an action packed agenda this week. We’re talking about Stop Funding Heat and climate misinformation on Facebook.

In charity news of the week we discuss the way that terror attacks are reported on the news.

Facebook is overhauling the facial recognition on its platform due to fears of “misuse”. If Facebook is worried, it must be bad.

And we end on a heart warming story about a soothing radio for dogs on bonfire night.

Host Bex is joined by Tech for Good Live podcast team members Greg Ashton and Jonny Rae-Evans.

Our special guest is Andrew Wilding-Smith, Product lead at Parkinsons UK.

This week’s topics:

Stat of the week

An estimated range of 818,000 and 1.36 million daily views of climate misinformation on Facebook. Up to 13.6 times more views of misinformation than Facebook claims to send to its Climate Science Center:

#InDenial – Facebook’s Growing Friendship With Climate Misinformation - Stop Funding Heat

Charity news of the week

Survivors against terror call for changes to the way the media report on terror attacks - The Guardian

Tech news of the week

Facebook ends facial recognition on its platform and deletes records citing the potential risks of misuse - The Guardian

And yet they can't protect children - MSN

And finally

Soothing music for our furry friends over bonfire night - Oxford Mail


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