07/31/2017: Facebook as a tool for spy agencies
Jul 31, 2017

07/31/2017: Facebook as a tool for spy agencies

HTML EMBED:
COPY

The U.S. presidential election wasn't the only race that may have faced Russian interference. Reports say that Russia may have also attempted to sway the recent French presidential election toward far-right nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen. We'll chat with Joseph Menn, an investigative reporter with Reuters, about Facebook's role in all of this, and what these recent events say about Russia's political operations. Afterwards, we'll look at the business model behind the launch of CBS' new Star Trek series, "Discovery." 

 

Segments From this episode

CBS' new "Star Trek" series will also stream on Netflix

Jul 31, 2017
The network and on-demand service will simultaneously release episodes.
Netflix also has the rights to all 727 episodes of "Star Trek," including the original series.
Getty Images / Handout

The U.S. presidential election wasn’t the only race that may have faced Russian interference. Reports say that Russia may have also attempted to sway the recent French presidential election toward far-right nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen. We’ll chat with Joseph Menn, an investigative reporter with Reuters, about Facebook’s role in all of this, and what these recent events say about Russia’s political operations. Afterwards, we’ll look at the business model behind the launch of CBS’ new Star Trek series, “Discovery.” 

 

The future of this podcast starts with you.

Every day, the “Marketplace Tech” team demystifies the digital economy with stories that explore more than just Big Tech. We’re committed to covering topics that matter to you and the world around us, diving deep into how technology intersects with climate change, inequity, and disinformation.

As part of a nonprofit newsroom, we’re counting on listeners like you to keep this public service paywall-free and available to all.

Support “Marketplace Tech” in any amount today and become a partner in our mission.

Half-priced hoodies! 😲 

This weekend only, get our new Marketplace zip up hoodie when you donate $8/month instead of $16/month. Don’t wait this offer ends at midnight Sunday!