Internet shutdowns with Simon Angus


Simon Angus is Associate Professor at Department of Economics at Monash University, and co runs the IP Observatory. Simon and the IP Observatory are the ones monitoring global internet activity and are usually the first to find out about events like the recent internet shutdowns in Myanmar. Josh speaks to Simon about how these observatories work and what we can learn from them.

In the news: Facebook finally takes a stance against anti vaxxers and we learn more about the role they played in the Capitol riots.

Stuff we dig:

This feature by Ashish K. Mishra about India building it’s own social media

This Stanford IP piece about your data on Clubhouse

This Seth Simons feature on alt-comedy and the alt-right

One cop’s insidious attempt to avoid accountability on Instagram

And this meme which nails not only our uni lives but our attempts to keep this show under 30 mins: