Selling China’s Story

ChinaTalk | 7 November 2021 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Maggie Baughman about how the Chinese government uses Western social media to promote their desired image of China internationally. Discusses how she used public procurement data to identify the companies helping the Chinese government; the scale of the revenues involved; how Facebook benefits from this; and how China’s messaging contrasts with other countries.

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Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang on Facebook

Longform | 18 August 2021 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang about their book An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination. Backgrounds the journalistic work behind their investigation of Facebook to uncover the company’s unbending pursuit of growth.

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Facebook: The Inside Story with Steven Levy

GeekWire | 3 March 2020 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steven Levy about his book Facebook, The Inside Story. Backgrounds the process of writing the book, discusses Facebook’s controversies, and assesses Facebook’s conduct overall.

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Roger McNamee: Every Tech Billionaire’s Mentor

The James Altucher Show | 14 February 2019 | 0h 54m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Roger McNamee, founding partner of venture capital firm Elevation Partners and author of Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. Anecdotes and perspective on tech startups based on mentoring Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Insights about Facebook and the 2016 election and the way Facebook and Google gather data to manipulate our attention to their ends.

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