Isabel Gahren on how social bots manipulate our political views

Jan 10, 2017, 07:00 AM

What have social bots, big data and a hi-tech company from Cambridge got to do with Brexit? A lot more than we might think. Tim spoke with Isabel Gahren, a freelance human rights journalist from Berlin to find out how the news, and therefore, our thoughts and feelings, can be manipulated by technology and why it might have played a critical role in the EU referendum result. To find out more about Isabel's work visit https://futurechallenges.org and weve.info, a website that looks to verify user-generated video as a way to prove where and when human rights violations occur.

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