The Friendly Troll

The Friendly Troll

The Friendly Troll is a podcast with observations of the global tech industry from the perspective of the Global South. Our trolling is meant to enlighten listeners and explore interesting topics from a new point of view. The podcast is produced by CIPIT, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.... Show More
May 5, 2020 8 min

This week's episode is a foray into astroturfing - promoting ideas through bots intending to mislead the public - and what this means in the time of Covid -19

Links from the show
Make Me Smart - Who's organizing those anti-quarantine protests?
https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/whos-organizing-those-anti-quarantine-protests/

The Digital Forensic Research Lab - the 12 ways to spot a bot
https://medium.com/dfrlab/botspot-twelve-ways-to-spot-a-bot-aedc7d9c110c

Music by Kevin MacLeod
Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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