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TFGL2019 - S1 - Ep7 - Scraping The Surface
Tech for Good Live
TFGL2019 - S1 - Ep7 - Scraping The Surface
28/02/201950:07
Episode Info

We have a whole host of interesting topics to talk about this week, such as charities and the Mail on Sunday engaging in verbal fisticuffs, a VR project to help young people suffering from mental health conditions and the fascinating secret lives of the Facebook moderators.

Joining host Ben White this week are Jonny Rae-Evans, Harry Bailey and Producer Paul.

Stat of the week:

The Mail on Sunday says that ten of the UK's largest charities spent more than £225m on support and governance costs. Charity Sector pushes back:

https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/sector-hits-back-mail-sunday-story-spending/finance/article/1562776

Charity news of the week:

A charity’s virtual reality project to help young people overcome mental health issues has scooped two technology awards.

The Children’s Society’s Reality Check project was one of four organisations to win a best not-for-profit gong at the inaugural Vodafone Techstarter awards.

https://www.charitydigitalnews.co.uk/2019/02/14/vodafone-techstarter-awards-charity-winners-revealed/

Tech news of the week:

The secret lives of Facebook moderators:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/25/18229714/cognizant-facebook-content-moderator-interviews-trauma-working-conditions-arizona

YouTube are banning antivaxers :

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1099134307518566401?s=21

Rant of the week:

Facebook sweeps up personal information yet people keep using it.

https://twitter.com/schoofsfeed/status/1098999479141752832?s=21

And finally...

https://thispersondoesnotexist.com

Thanks to podcast.co for hosting us in a beautiful mirrored studio. Which you can’t see. But it is pretty.

Special thanks to @geekytom for the theme tune

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