The 9pm April Fool’s Disinformation Dialogue with Elise Thomas

Elise Thomas gazes deep into the eyes of the internet. (Supplied.)

The 9pm Autumn Series 2021 continues with another plunge down the wombat warren of internet disinformation, this time with Elise Thomas from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

We talk about disinformation campaigns including Russia’s interference in the 2016 US elections, sure, but also campaigns by Turkey, Pakistan, between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and around both the Australian bushfires of 2019–2020 and the coronavirus pandemic.

And since it’s April Fool’s Day, I’ll throw in some thoughts about that.

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CONVERSATION TOPICS: Garth Kidd, Joshua Graham, Reselsnark and one person who chooses to remain anonymous.

THREE TRIGGER WORDS: Byorgen Druffeldroff, Gay Rainbow Anarchist, and one person who chooses to remain anonymous.

ONE TRIGGER WORD: Dan Ilic, Drew Mayo, Joel Michael, John Twyman, Jonathan Ferguson, Joop de Wit, oberonsghost, Paul Williams, Paul Williams, Peter Blakeley, Peter McCrudden, Ramsay Smith, Ric Hayman, Stephen Collins, Syl Mobile, and two people who choose to remain anonymous.

FOOT SOLDIERS FOR MEDIA FREEDOM who gave a SLIGHTLY LESS BASIC TIP: Andrew Kennedy, Ben Moretti, Bob Ogden, David Amesbury, David Heath, Frank Filippone, Garth Kidd, Gavin C, Greg Randolph, Katrina Szetey, Rohan Pearce, Susan Rankin, Syl Mobile, Tim Johns, and three people who choose to remain anonymous.

MEDIA FREEDOM CITIZENS who contributed a BASIC TIP: Bren Carruthers, deejbah, Errol Cavit, Ron Lowry, Sam Spackman, and two people who choose to remain anonymous.

And another five people chose to have no reward, even though some of them were the most generous of all.

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