Media, appearances, publications

Contribution to Australian Perspectives on Misinformation
report by Mathieu O’Neil and Michael J. Jensen
The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (UCIGPA)
News and Media Research Centre
University Research Centre
University of Canberra
11 November 2020 Australian Perspectives on Misinformation

Submission to Victorian Parliament (Australia) into the Impact of Social Media on Elections and Electoral
30 September 2020 How is social media changing elections?

Degrees of Oppression’: Kurds, Syria and Turkey
October 17, 2019 Please Explain podcast

From explorers to prospectors: Australia’s role in the new space boom
October 10, 2019 Please Explain podcast

In fighting online interference, the first line of defence is the mind
12 March 2019
The Strategist

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

Addressing Australia’s Vulnerability to Weaponised Narratives
June 2018
Australian National University NSC

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”
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
September 28, 2017

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

Facts at 12 o’clock with Bogdan Zalewski
RMF 24
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

“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).