LONDON: The BBC promoted on Tuesday reporter Marianna Spring to the role of disinformation and social media correspondent, the first of its kind at the news platform.
Delighted I’ve been promoted from reporter & I’m now the BBC’s first Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent!
I’ll keep investigating real-world consequences of online disinformation, trolling & all that’s bad on social media with new podcasts, TV & more coming soon. pic.twitter.com/xjiZ01DK7C
— Marianna Spring (@mariannaspring) August 9, 2022
Prior to this, Spring was a specialist disinformation and social media reporter at BBC News and BBC World Service since 2020.
Spring announced her promotion on Twitter, where she confirmed she will be investigating the real-world consequences of online disinformation and trolling on social media, with new podcasts and more in the pipeline.