Dr Ed Pertwee is a Research Fellow in the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prior to this, he was ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. A sociologist by training, his research explores contemporary forms of reactionary politics and anti-science, with a particular focus on conspiracy theories.
November 10th, 2021 | Season 2 | 23 mins 26 secs
extremism, history, populism, right-wing
Guests Greta Jasser and Ed Pertwee join Right Rising to discuss alt-tech - the digital infrastructure of the far-right. Greta and Ed break down the particular way far-right actors avoid deplatforming on alt-tech platforms and circulate racist, sexist, and xenophobic content. What, we ask, can be done about these alt-tech platforms?