Being Manipulated On "Social Media"

Destin Sandlin runs a fascinating YouTube channel called SmarterEveryDay which normally wouldn’t warrant a mention here except for the following three most excellent videos he has recently published about how YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are tackling the gaming, manipulation, and coercion of their respective audiences … YOU and US!

Whilst there are certainly lessons to be learn across the platforms it’s probably best to play the one that focuses on your particular platform of choice. Each video highlights what can happen and how the platform is dealing with it, and ends with a call to us all of how we can fight the bad actors (SPOILER: be better people, it’s not about the tech)

My first video of a 3 part series on "coordinated inauthentic behavior".

2nd video in a 3 part series on Social Media Manipulation

Thank you Facebook for being so open to this discussion.