Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Interim Report Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Tuesday 19 Dec 2017

Samantha Bradshaw, Oxford Internet Institute, and Professor Kalina Bontcheva, Professor of Text Analysis, the University of Sheffield


David Alandete, Editor, El País, Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Director, Madrid Office, European Council on Foreign Relations, and Mira Milosevich-Juaristi, Senior Fellow for Russia and Euroasia at Elcano Royal Institute and Associate Professor, History of International Relations, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid


Tuesday 16 January 2018

Bethan Crockett, Senior Director, Brand Safety and Digital Risk, GroupM EMEA, Eitan Jankelewitz, Partner, Sheridans, and Matt Rogerson, Head of Public Policy, Guardian News and Media


Tim Elkington, Chief Digital Officer, Internet Advertising Bureau, Phil Smith, Managing Director, Incorporated Society of British Advertisers, and Ben Williams, Adblock Plus


Tuesday 23 January 2018

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Bristol; Professor Vian Bakir, Bangor University; and Dr Caroline Tagg, the Open University


Dr Charles Kriel, Corsham Institute; Adam Hildreth, CEO and Founder, Crisp; and Matt Breen, Commercial Director of Media Chain (part of the Social Chain Group)


Thursday 8 February 2018

Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy, YouTube; and Richard Gingras, Vice President of News, Google


Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook; and Simon Milner, Policy Director UK, Middle East and Africa, Facebook


Carlos Monje, Director, Public Policy and Philanthropy, US and Canada, Twitter; and Nick Pickles, Head of Public Policy and Philanthropy, UK, Twitter


David Carroll, Associate Professor of Media Design, The New School; Amy Mitchell, Director of Journalism Research, Pew Research Centre; Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University; and Claire Wardle, Research Fellow, Shorenstein Centre on Media, Politics and Public Policy


David Chavern, President and CEO, News Media Alliance; Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News; Tony Maddox, Executive VP and MD, CNN International; and Kinsey Wilson, Special Advisor to the President/CEO of the New York Times


Tuesday 27 February 2018

Alexander Nix, Chief Executive, Cambridge Analytica


Tuesday 6 March 2018

Bill Browder, founder and CEO, Hermitage Capital Management, and Edward Lucas, Senior Vice President, the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)


Elizabeth Denham, Commissioner, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)


Wednesday 14 March 2018

Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport


Wednesday 21 March 2018

Sandy Parakilas, former Facebook operations manager


Tuesday 27 March 2018

Paul-Olivier Dehaye and Christopher Wylie


Tuesday 17 April 2018

Brittany Kaiser, former Director of Program Development, Cambridge Analytica


Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

Dr Aleksandr Kogan, Senior Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Cambridge University


Thursday 26 April 2018

Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technical Officer, Facebook


Wednesday 2 May 2018

Chris Vickery, Director, Cyber Risk Research, UpGuard


Tuesday 15 May 2018

Claire Bassett, Chief Executive, Electoral Commission, Louise Edwards, Head of Regulations, Electoral Commission, and Bob Posner, Director of Political Finance and Regulation and Legal Counsel, Electoral Commission


Wednesday 16 May 2018

Jeff Silvester, Chief Operating Officer, AggregateIQ


Tuesday 22 May 2018

Tristan Harris, Co-founder and Executive Director, Center for Humane Technology


Wednesday 6 June 2018

Alexander Nix, former CEO, Cambridge Analytica


Tuesday 12 June 2018

Arron Banks, co-founder of Leave.EU, and Andy Wigmore, Director of Communications, Leave.EU


Published: 29 July 2018