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NeedleStack S1E26
September 20, 2022

S1E26 | The AI tracking alt-social media

Mis- and disinformation abound on social media. But as violating users are deplatformed from mainstream sites, they’ve become hyper-concentrated on alternative social media where anything goes. We sit down with Dr. Welton Chang, CEO and co-founder of Pyrra Technologies, to discuss how AI/ML is helping researchers zero in on disinformation, domestic extremism, hate speech and more, and understand how to counteract it.

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Matt Ashburn
Matt Ashburn
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Self-described "recovering CISO," Matt is a former CIA cybersecurity officer and director on the National Security Council. He brings his nearly 20 years' experience in intelligence and cybersecurity to the show each week. When not hosting NeedleStack, he's Caribbean island hopping or navigating DC's Flight Restricted Zone.

Jeff Phillips
Jeff Phillips
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Jeff is a tech industry veteran of more than 20 years (take that, Matt), launching products and SaaS solutions in startups and Fortune 100 companies. If curiosity killed the cat, Jeff has nine lives. If he wasn't hosting NeedleStack, he'd be doing a podcast on: gym rats and obsessive lawn care.

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