Podcast: Deen Freelon on why black trolls matter

Riot police protect members of the Ku Klux Klan from counter-protesters as they arrive to rally in opposition to city proposals to remove or make changes to Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Deen Freelon is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media, where he works on data science and political expression in social media. Here, he speaks with

Lawfare‘s Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic about the interaction of race and disinformation and about the effectiveness of Russia’s Internet Research Agency.