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A story about Johnny Harris, propaganda and misinformation on YouTube.
0:40 1. A Journalist Who Hates the News
03:48 2. "How China Became So Powerful"
08:31 3. The World Economic Forum, the Davos Summit and the "Great Reset"
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17:19 4. Brand Deals, Sponsorships and Misinformation
22:44 5. From Journalism to Propaganda
29:13 6. The Golden Age of Misinformation
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In this month's video, we're looking at a couple of videos by journalist Johnny Harris (Vox Borders), particularly a recent video by Harris called "How China Became So Powerful", which was produced in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF). I use the story of Johnny Harris' partnership with the WEF as a jumping-off point for discussing the growing tide of propaganda and misinformation on social media sites such as YouTube.
In particular, I'm interested in using the example of Harris as a means of discussing the various dangers of independent journalism coming into contact with the so-called "influencer economy" and how this might leave such journalism open to distortion by bad actors.
Along the way, we also touch upon what the shady activities of the World Economic Forum (organisers of the annual Davos Summit in which Heads of State meet with representatives from some of the richest corporations in the world) and their current initiative the "Great Reset", which has been jumped upon by conspiracy theorists but is actually a vague attempt to rebrand capitalism as being able to solve inequality and the climate emergency (rather than being their cause).
We also very briefly touch upon the notions of "shareholder capitalism" and "stakeholder capitalism" which Harris discusses in his "How China Became So Powerful" before considering what Harris' partnership with the World Economic Forum might have in common with attempts by the Chinese Government to spread its own propaganda on this platform.
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Created using cheap and simple editing methods, cheapfakes are designed to create false narratives. Through various methods such as speeding, slowing and editing video footage, content creators can easily deceive viewers into thinking what they are seeing is real.
University of Michigan School of Information Professor Cliff Lampe talks about the emergence of cheapfakes and how they are being used to distribute false information.
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The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it. Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, the film examines what is at risk when these tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data.
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