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Marco Silva @MarcoLSilva London, United Kingdom

Reporter with @BBCTrending. Misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and social media. DM's are open.

5,751 Following   4,797 Followers   13,637 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/4/09


Microeconomic activism challenging #austerity : deregulating Community development, the role of air bnb in… https://t.co/lrMakJocRF
Retweeted by Marco SilvaExarchia: How Airbnb angered Greek anarchists https://t.co/Qhyx4pXtzW
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10/20
2019
@ChrisMasonBBC Good luck, Chris!
10/18
2019
Did you know Pokémon Go was being used to lure you to paying cafés, restaurants and attractions? Surveillance capit… https://t.co/VZvTydhxZH
Retweeted by Marco SilvaMPs vote 287 to 275 to approve Amendment (a) to the motion that the House sit on Saturday 19 October. The amended m… https://t.co/IwQb0H8WIq
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10/17
2019
@_kRaay @BBCtrending Me waiting for "goodbye" treats. https://t.co/zIXaf1aA4v @_kRaay No. 😂😂😂 (We'll miss you!)
10/16
2019
“Troll Factory” turns disinformation campaigns into teaching game https://t.co/IBqmn01J1G
10/15
2019
@ChrisMasonBBC https://t.co/0htxaUUt0c
10/11
2019
The bizarre story of Harry Potter, Hitler and Russian disinformation: we’re in Latvia to debunk Russian fake news.… https://t.co/MBOQiBT031
Retweeted by Marco SilvaA revolution is underway in Cuba... Cuba’s Digital Revolution🇨🇺 In 2018, for the first time ever, Cubans were fi… https://t.co/lSr5CRUjKZ
Retweeted by Marco SilvaFacebook's hate speech guidelines make such bleak reading. Don't compare people to insects, other intellectually i… https://t.co/hPZjosx8oM
Retweeted by Marco SilvaHow surf lifesaving saved my life https://t.co/kqVm9bw245 #WorldMentalHealthDay1 in 4 of us will experience mental health issues this year. Let's all work together to break the stigma. If you se… https://t.co/dRYpzqoJTZ
Retweeted by Marco SilvaHow the Halle shooter's media content flowed through Telegram in < 30 minutes. There are two source channels, one f… https://t.co/h8mOQu9Yio
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10/10
2019
North Korea and Russia to join forces "to tackle 'fake news'". Disinfo technique D3: distract, by accusing everyb… https://t.co/aDZ32Oy82m
Retweeted by Marco SilvaI will just leave this here. https://t.co/CHIACwIB2fIS supporters & al-Qaeda loyalists welcome Turkey’s offensive against SDF in northeastern Syria. No love for Turkey… https://t.co/9KN4ZQFzAB
Retweeted by Marco Silva“I’ll have a Coleen vs Rebekah sandwich please” “Beef, coming right up” #Beef #Beeves #ThatsThePluralOfBeef #CelebrityDeathmatch
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10/9
2019
@_kRaay https://t.co/SyuvCtyDhk @_kRaay But good luck 😉 @_kRaay No. @_kRaay No. @_kRaay I already said 'no'.Twitter and Facebook are getting better at disclosing inauthentic accounts and state-backed disinformation campaign… https://t.co/M2ZJ1Ug7Xw
10/8
2019
@travis_view This is the best thing I have watched all day.Reddit revamps ad strategy to woo big brands https://t.co/xMs5Nx6Oh6 via @financialtimesFor those of you who don't do old fashioned radio, my interview on BBC Trending is now available as a podcast/downl… https://t.co/YGvCYU52HO
Retweeted by Marco SilvaWorth a read - ⁦@BBCtrending⁩ investigation into the invisible spread of violent rhetoric. How death threats spread… https://t.co/Gkr9tlijKr
Retweeted by Marco SilvaThanks for mentioning our work in your piece, ⁦@MaliaBouattia⁩. https://t.co/hpBnlZvlwDOnline disinformation campaigns thrive in big, polarizing moments — and President Trump’s impeachment inquiry is no… https://t.co/O4GwXGZTi6
10/7
2019
Today we've published a BBC investigation to the possible systematic manipulation of wikipedia by the Chinese state… https://t.co/WuP6UVuDO0
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10/5
2019
Channels are collecting and submitting personally identifiable information of Hong Kong protesters to China’s Minis… https://t.co/PzzNg8pswY
10/4
2019
"EU courts can demand Facebook actively monitor and delete illegal material such as hate speech, Europe’s top court… https://t.co/JHU9j9k2PJ
Retweeted by Marco SilvaAnd here’s what @YouTube had to say about the subject: https://t.co/iDDhHMXM8dHere’s my @BBCtrending piece looking into how YouTube helped the flat Earth community grow: https://t.co/7RPU9aIsEzRemember when we, at @BBCTrending, reported that YouTube was sending people down rabbit holes? Well, as it turns ou… https://t.co/KBfgeuTwgJ
10/3
2019
Want to know the Tory election plan? The answer lies in Facebook https://t.co/LBKR9GIpcmInstagram poets say it is harder for them to reach their fans, now the platform tweaked its algorithms. (Slightly… https://t.co/1MrFCoCPrE
10/2
2019
the only debate i want to see is warren vs zuckerberg
Retweeted by Marco SilvaIn two hours of leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook employees against critics, competitors, and the US g… https://t.co/mzUN5gxcRU @KarolineCQKan @AvauntMagazine @GBLee @MacaesBruno @intelligence2 10. Finally, the author of ‘Under Red Skies’… https://t.co/EpVj3rEkPW
Retweeted by Marco Silvahttps://t.co/mFeidp5bQK via ⁦@nytimes⁩
10/1
2019
Droits d’auteur de la presse : Google engage un bras de fer https://t.co/KfdlajSInaSaudi, UAE Twitter takedowns won’t curb rampant disinformation on Arab Twitter https://t.co/bMqXX4aMnl
9/30
2019
"Organized social media manipulation has more than doubled since 2017, with 70 countries using computational propag… https://t.co/yVMZwO2qpp
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9/26
2019
Will the new flagging tool stop fake news on @Instagram? https://t.co/x4OSUti6Ni
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9/20
2019
Shiver me timbers landlubbers! It’s #talklikeapirateday so feast your eyeballs on this here bounty from ‘Treasure I… https://t.co/1E0TPHsoQZ
Retweeted by Marco Silva. @jameskirkup wrote an excellent piece explaining why the Twitter mob should leave @bbclaurak alone.… https://t.co/bZxyaHC9MW
9/19
2019
A thread worth your time — level headed and thoughtful on a platform with a vast deficit of both https://t.co/GQ0ZyyaT6M
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9/18
2019
@aminalgeria @BBCtrending I stand corrected. Thanks for sharing the piece about their work. I will take a closer look! Much appreciated. @bylka613_ @DaliaZinaGhanem @BBCtrending @omar_alghazzi @FakeNewsDZ @raouf_far @CarolynLamboley Thank you. Much appreciated. @aminalgeria @BBCtrending Once again, thanks for taking the time to take a closer look at my work. @aminalgeria @BBCtrending 4. We did not 'lump' people together (though there often is a crossover between the two).… https://t.co/b2POkB3sAD @aminalgeria @BBCtrending 3. And also: if you read my piece, you will have seen how we allude to the fact that some… https://t.co/YEncblwUdo @aminalgeria @BBCtrending 3. It's not only the Collective that describes this type of behaviour as trolling. Other… https://t.co/MvlshNQ1TP @aminalgeria @BBCtrending 2. I haven't come across their work before, I'm afraid. You say they are better known, bu… https://t.co/UH2k08MvkI @aminalgeria @BBCtrending Thank you for getting in touch. 1. I picked them, as I could have picked any of the many… https://t.co/0JvtJvCF4f @benimmo @FakeNewsDZ No. They have a solid following of 75k users, but since some of these fakes are being shared o… https://t.co/yR8LGZilhM @BBCtrending And, if you have the time, here's the (longer) radio version of this investigation: https://t.co/M0LGCWULiSWhat exactly are "electronic flies"? And what do they have to do with #FakeNews? I've been investigating a wave o… https://t.co/IyWKbVRNKQ. @benimmo Thank you for your kind words. On your last point: @FakeNewsDZ told me about half of the fake news they… https://t.co/oIEYPCz3HK
9/17
2019
How have fake news and trolls tried to manipulate social media conversations in Algeria? #disinformation My lates… https://t.co/JfKLpFtTC7https://t.co/gHnxGiuukd
9/16
2019
@ChrisGreenwayUK Forgot to give the @bbcbrasil colleagues their due credit. I stand corrected!Important work by our ⁦@BBCMonitoring⁩ colleagues and ⁦@FloraCarmichael⁩. https://t.co/S6whUSgtIf
9/13
2019
The brutal reality of telly. #Brexitcast producer supremo @dinosofos is doing due diligence https://t.co/2U8u1dAJGf
Retweeted by Marco SilvaFor any Brexitcasters worrying that our transition to the screen would make it too polished... #Brexitcast //… https://t.co/7tCAejHbNc
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9/12
2019
1.Public service media struggle to reach younger & less educated audiences. As a result, they fall short of the amb… https://t.co/mLQRG7zNXP
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9/11
2019
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9/10
2019
‘We’re at War’: A Covert Social Media Campaign Boosts Military Rulers https://t.co/c9BPbww0ZH
9/9
2019
Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps https://t.co/yrtwXj1qToWoooooah. Life goal achieved - an article in the @RadioTimes! And to all the Brexitcasters concerned about us being… https://t.co/F2vOOqGqAa
Retweeted by Marco SilvaNo secret that Johnson brothers in very different places on Brexit - but unbelievable timing to do it like this - u… https://t.co/4UeRziAMQP
Retweeted by Marco SilvaIt transpires that the PM and Jo Johnson had a long phone conversation last night about his resignation. Boris urge… https://t.co/w5UYlSosqd
Retweeted by Marco Silva @TinaDaheley "It is what it is". "You've got to do what you've got to do". Interesting to see so many MPs strugg… https://t.co/pSHXjtsh8CBBC Parliament Channel is basically the new Love Island.
Retweeted by Marco Silva. @bbcnickrobinson is giving us broadcasters a great lesson in how to conduct a challenging interview. The right fi… https://t.co/GBZKXdjYSv
9/5
2019
Regulators Fine Google $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube https://t.co/5ZMoBT0PVqDo voters support a no-deal Brexit? https://t.co/3s9YYFvkMM
9/4
2019
What's it like to be on social media in China? Journalist @KarolineCQKan tells @bbctrending what people can and can… https://t.co/Bd06qz8oHy
Retweeted by Marco SilvaBanned words, forbidden pictures, and government-backing influencers... The murky world of China’s social media… https://t.co/M7HTRdlAhu
9/3
2019
@omar_alghazzi thank you for following me back, Dr Al-Ghazzi. I don’t know if you noticed, but I sent you a DM. Cou… https://t.co/6UuUuch9NE @AmelBoubekeur Hi Amel. I hope you're well. Could you spare a moment for a quick word over the phone? I'd like to d… https://t.co/r1x8PvXnJF
9/2
2019
Bookshop in Fowey, Cornwall. https://t.co/lxCgaZpsIz
Retweeted by Marco Silva @DaliaZinaGhanem Hi Dr Ghanem. Apologies for bothering you again, but - in case you missed it - I sent you a DM reg… https://t.co/1QRocJ9oKHMy pal @SkyNewsThompson spotted me composing tweets... https://t.co/BKSZyLZ86W
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8/30
2019
@BouchaibSamy Bonjour, Samy! Ca va? Parlez-vous l'Anglais? Je m'apelle Marco Silva et je travaille pour la BBC a Lo… https://t.co/RDLofVrDiE @ashrafzeitoon Hi Mr Zeitoon. I hope you're well. I just sent you a LinkedIn message with a detailed request for a… https://t.co/uilj5vCXaF
8/29
2019
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8/28
2019
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8/22
2019
Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong https://t.co/nYHNtt4U3f
8/20
2019
someone just tried to number neighbor me https://t.co/SCvQDV8PCl
Retweeted by Marco SilvaIf we keep building markets & algorithms that reward raw popularity & virality, over the long run, we're indirectly… https://t.co/1o67qgNsbR
Retweeted by Marco SilvaI’m flattered, but you got the wrong #MarcoSilva, mate 😊 https://t.co/LnsXmAswxk
8/11
2019
Cloudflare is protecting a site linked to a neo-nazi terror group, ⁦@motherboard⁩ reports https://t.co/xIpMsuofWq
8/8
2019
How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim https://t.co/CBPYB2dQRpToday's North Korean kiddies' cartoon is about two hard-working, pea-farming moles who are being persecuted by a mi… https://t.co/fNPqMiye9c
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8/7
2019
Was Polish scandal a Russian test for US election tampering? https://t.co/HIF5r7NBkA
8/6
2019
It's been accused of spreading conspiracy theories, radicalising violent extremists and failing to protect users fr… https://t.co/7LZccwNOBw
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8/5
2019

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