#103 Jon Roozenbeek on Ukraine and Disinformation


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During this episode, Jon Roozenbeek discusses his upcoming book project, Information, Influence and War in Ukraine–including analyses related to media and identity in Wartime Donbas. He discusses inoculation theory as a method for countering misinformation and the Harmony Square Game project, as well.

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Guest Bio

Jon Roozenbeek is the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. His research focuses on misinformation, vaccine hesitancy, online extremism and inoculation theory. As part of his research, he co-developed the award-winning fake news games Bad News, Harmony Square and Go Viral. Jon is also interested in social media research, agent-based modeling and natural language processing. His doctoral dissertation (University of Cambridge, 2020) examined media discourse in conflict zones, primarily the “People’s Republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.

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