#110: Nic Hodges - Breaking down disinformation in a world of noise

By Jordan Michaelides
March 19, 2019

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Nic Hodges ( @nichodges ) is the Founder of Blonde3 and former Head of Innovation for media brands such as Foxtel, NewsCorp and MediaCom.

Noted for his tagline “nostalgic for the future”, Nic has also been dubbed a polymath by a few former guests - but particularly his understanding of the mechanics in media is what makes him unique.

Nic sits at a unique intersection of media & technology - a skillset to better help us understand the happenings in the background of social media.

This was a fairly meaty episode covering:

  • Batmania vs Melbourne

  • The State of Media

  • Propaganda & disinformation

  • WhatsApp lynchings and the impact of Twitter

  • Paedophilia on Youtube and TikTok

  • Responsibility, accountability and free speech

  • Common vs contested knowledge

  • inkl and subscription services

Enjoy the episode!


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SHOW NOTES

01:36 - Introduction

03:48 - Batmania vs Melbourne

06:50 - Moving to Media

08:37 - Industrial design

11:20 - Media space now

13:09 - Propaganda & disinformation

21:06 - The impact of Twitter

23:42 - WhatsApp lynchings

24:44 - Paedophilia on Youtube & TikTok

30:44 - Responsibility, accountability, free speech

40:20 - Common vs contested knowledge

52:10 - Probabilities he sees are certain in the future

58:14 - inkl and subscription services

01:05:59 - How he goal-sets

01:08:31 - A quote he lives by

01:09:11 - Exercise routine

01:09:38 - Finding middle ground


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