Sock puppets are living in your social media feed.
A type of internet troll, sock puppets appear to be real people. They post on social media not just to provoke but to influence. These fake personalities are active in election season.
KBCS’s Jesse Callahan spoke with Darren Linvill, the lead Researcher at Clemson University’s Media Forensics Lab about how trolls work, and how to spot them.
With the recent repeal of net neutrality, many wonder what a free internet would look like in the future. In Seattle, some are looking to municipal broadband for the answer. Public jurisdictions managing internet service for residents have found success in many smaller cities across the U.S. Locally, the organization, Upgrade Seattle is working with Seattle city council members to create a publicly-owned municipal broadband. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Devin Glaser, from Upgrade Seattle..