Interview: Renée DiResta

The Stanford University researcher into online conspiracies tells Alan Philps it is time for social media platforms to come clean about the business model that has encouraged polarization

The World Today Published 5 February 2021 Updated 10 June 2021 5 minute READ

Alan Philps

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

Part of your job is to study the angriest corners of the web, including the posts of anti-vaccination activists. Last year, you wrote that Americans were ‘an actively disinformed citizenry, fragmented into an archipelago of perpetually warring Island realities’. After the departure of Donald Trump, is that still the case?

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