Media and appearances

Fake News, Social Media and Privacy
August 7, 2018
Australia National University

National Security Podcast: Weaponised narratives
Podcast here
July 18, 2018

SXSW 2018: How the Tech World Aids Russia’s War on the West 
March 2018
Soundcloud audio

The reckoning over social media has transformed SXSW
The Verge
Casey Newton
March 14, 2018
“This year, the festival’s focus turned to what social apps had wrought — to what Chris Zappone, a who covers Russian influence campaigns at Australian newspaper The Age, called at his panel ‘essentially a national emergency.'”

“Social Media Is Helping Putin Kill Our Democracy”
Observer
John R. Schindler
February 6, 2018
“Too few of our opinion-makers have spoken up about this painful reality. A happy exception is Chris Zappone, an Australian journalist who for years has castigated the malignant influence of social media, particularly when it’s linked to authoritarian regimes seeking to undermine the West.”
“Zappone’s critiques of the insidious Silicon Valley ideology and how it aids Russia and China deserve attention across the West, since this threat confronts all our societies.”

Troll armies and international influence 
with Damien Carrick 
RN Drive
Australia
September 28, 2017

‘Facebook uncovers Russian ad campaign’
with Patricia Karvelas
RN Drive (The Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australia
September 7, 2017

Facts at 12 o’clock with Bogdan Zalewski
RMF 24
Poland
September 2, 2017

“Information as a Weapon”
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
May 30, 2017

Talking Justice 2017
“How will digital disruption impact on individual rights and social justice?
Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre
Bendigo, Australia
May 20, 2017

“Russian influence on the 2016 US election” 
Participation in the National Security College’s Cyber Course
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
March 29, 2017

BBC World Service: The Inquiry
“Can You Believe What You Read on WikiLeaks?”
February 7, 2017

Vox
“The WikiLeaks-Russia connection started way before the 2016 election”
January 6, 2017

The Hill
“Russian hacking illustrates increasing role of cybersecurity in geopolitical warfare”
January 5, 2017

The above appearances and citations are in addition to my regular work at The Age (Fairfax Media).