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Breaking the Truth: A Conversation with Samuel Woolley

In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Samuel Woolley discusses how human psychology helps drive individuals to share, consume, and believe disinformation, how these processes are already impacting politics globally, and how emerging technologies might exacerbate the challenge. Samuel Woolley is an assistant professor at UT-Austin’s Moody College of Communication and program director of disinformation research at the Center for Media Engagement at UT. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.

For more on this topic, read Samuel Woolley and co-author Katie Joseff’s working paper, “Demand for Deceit: How the Way We Think Drives Disinformation.”

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