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Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford
2020-11-06

It’s too pretty to be sinister, but we all know what red balloons signify about the future of the child holding it in a horror movie, and so it is with DFRLab’s elegant interactive which depicts social media misinformation stories as helium filled things of fun. There’s a back story on its creation here (Disclosure – I’m a volunteer editor at Nightingale) which explains how the final viz came close to being something a little hotter. Notice how we explained the whole thing without mentioning the E word too.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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