Facebook scandal and its effects in Southeast Asia

Dr Athina Karatzogianni from our School of Media, Communication and Sociology recently appeared on BBC World News discussing the recent Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal.

During the interview she discusses the effects of the data breach in Southeast Asia, where news is often consumed through social media platforms such as Facebook due to a rise in affordable mobile devices and the growth of internet capabilities.

Dr Karatzogianni highlighted how users in Southeast Asia have been affected by the data breach, how governments have used social media for propaganda and how targeted messaging has been used during election campaigns to influence opinion.