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

By Jordan Michaelides

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

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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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