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Influencer inquiry to explore online radicalisation

22 November 2021

Mis- and disinformation, conspiracy theories, and extreme content are likely to be examined in this fourth evidence session of the inquiry into influencer culture. 

Purpose of the session

Academics, anti-conspiracy theory influencers, and influencer intelligence leaders are expected to help MPs explore how influencers use the positions of trust they occupy to share harmful content.

The Committee is also expected to consider how content moderation can affect freedom of expression and diversity in the influencer community. The inquiry has previously heard from experts and celebrity influencers such as Love Island contestant Amy Hart


Thursday 25 November

From 10.00am

Panel 1:  

  • Dr Stephanie Alice Baker, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, City University of London
  • Abbie Richards, Science communicator
  • Dr Giovanni De Gregorio, postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Panel 2 (from approx. 11:00am):  

  • Becca Lewis, Graduate fellow, and PhD candidate at Stanford University
  • Dr Robyn Caplan, Senior Researcher at Data and Society Research Institute
  • Sara McCorquodale, CEO and Founder of CORQ

Further information

Inquiry: CC0