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Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change

The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change is a non-profit organisation that aims to effect positive change using social media analytics and dialogue.
Weekly English South Africa Politics
11 Episodes

The role of mis and disinformation in the media and its effects on democracy

Listen to the new episode of the Pulse as we interview Chris Roper the deputy CEO for the continent’s largest federation of civic technology and data journalism labs, Code for Africa (CfA). Chris also serves as director for CfA’s forensic data initiative, the African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting…
11 Aug 2022 47 min


Camaren Peter, PhD, Executive Director of the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC) and Ebrahim Fakir , Director of Programmes at the Auwal Socio Economic Research Institute (ASRI) delve into how social media was used during the South African Local Government Elections 2021 as well as engage in a…
9 Dec 2021 48 min

Caolan Robertson - Part 2 of 3. A Journey Into and Out of the ‘Far Right’

In this episode Coalan discusses his journey into the ‘far right’, as well as his decision to leave. Coalan worked with a number of the leading figures in the alt-right media space, including Lauren Southern, Alex Jones, Mike Cernovich, Milo Yiannopoulos, Roger Stone, Tommy Robinson and Stefan Molyneux. The content…
8 Dec 2020 43 min

Caolan Robertson - Part 1 of 3. farmlands - The Making of a Misleading ‘Documentary’

Caolan Robertson (pronounced “kay-lin) was one of the central figures in making right-wing politics mainstream, he worked with people like Tommy Robinson and helped them move from ‘fringe’ to mainstream political commentators. Caolan has since distanced himself from right-wing politics and is now working for ByLine Times. He now works…
8 Dec 2020 37 min

Jean Le Roux Expose - Part 2 of 3. Guptabots and Disinformation in South Africa

This episode, the 2nd in a special three-part series with Jean Le Roux, Adam and Jean discuss Jean’s career trajectory, how he went from a qualified lawyer to forensic analyst to digital detective. Jean’s story starts with his seeing journalist being attacked online in November 2015, the journalist was being…
19 Oct 2020 36 min

Jean Le Roux Expose - Part 1 of 3. Who is @uLerato_pillay?

In this episode Adam Armstrong speaks to Jean Le Roux, a Research Associate at Digital Forensic Research Lab, about Jean Le Roux’s recent article, in which Jean and the DFLR reveal the real-world identity of a Twitter user that has been driving the xenophobic #PutSouthAfricansFirst campaign in South Africa. Jean…
19 Oct 2020 31 min

The genesis of narrative manipulation on social media

In this episode, we track the recent history of narrative manipulation and its potential for sowing division on issues, national social cohesion and elections. It looks at how you become a target based on your online profile.
8 May 2020 5 min