#158 - Big Tech and the information war between the west and Russia | Curio

#158 - Big Tech and the information war between the west and Russia

17 mins | Mar 3, 2022

Today's episode from 3rd March 2022. It has been a week since President Putin ordered his army to invade Ukraine. As we enter day seven of the conflict, we look at how big tech is being dragged into an information war between the west and Russia. Then later, it's World Book Day today and we'll be hearing from the man who literally wrote the book on pandemic psychology. He explains what is likely to happen to us next as we finally close this chapter of our history. As the Russian-Ukrainian conflict worsens the world's biggest social media platforms are blocking access to Kremlin-backed news in an attempt to combat misinformation. For The Financial Times, Hannah Murphy, Javier Espinoza, Max Seddon and Cristina Criddle report on what the likes of Facebook, TikTok and YouTube are doing. As the world can look forward to entering a “post-pandemic period”. But uncertainty the term implies needs to be taken seriously. For The Guardian, Steven Taylor, a professor and clinical psychologist, reveals why although crisis may be passing, there’s no return to the ‘normal’ of 2019 and we’re no longer the same people we were. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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