In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, FBI whistleblower Jane Turner speaks with online disinformation specialist Dr. Joan Donovan, the former Technology and Social Change Research Project Director at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center.
Donovan blew the whistle on alleged improper donor influence at the Kennedy School. She claims Harvard officials took cues and acted on behalf of Meta’s interest while questioning her research methodologies, specifically regarding Facebook.
In this week’s podcast Donovan tells Turner, “I wasn’t going to just sit there and let this happen around me. I wasn’t going to say, ‘If you don’t want me to research Facebook, I’ll just turn my eye onto something else,’ and I probably could have, and the heat probably would have died down. But, because I kept the pan hot, I got thrown into it.”