Podcast: An attempted coup powered by social media

Devindra Hardawar
·Senior Editor
·1-min read

This week, Devindra and Cherlynn were planning to chat about everything coming at CES 2021... but the siege on the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists changed things. We discuss how social media and mobile tech played a huge role in planning and executing the attempted coup, and what this means for Twitter and Facebook. And then we somehow manage to keep talking about gadgets and CES.

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Engadget · A Coup Powered By Social Media



  • Online extremism’s role in the siege on US capitol – 1:11

  • CES Preview: TVs and computers – 19:58

  • CES Preview: Wearables and other gadgets – 44:58

  • Working on – 57:39

  • Picks – 1:00:33


Hosts: Devindra Hardawar and Cherlynn Low
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien