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The Truth About Fake News

What is fake news and who is peddling it? From Europe to Southeast Asia, trust in institutions and in each other have been eroded. In this episode, we look at specific cases and examine the impact.
The Truth About Fake News

The Truth About Fake News - S1E1: Deceive and Conquer

12 Dec 2018 10:21am
What is fake news and who is peddling it? From Europe to Southeast Asia, trust in institutions and in each other have been eroded. In this episode, we look at specific cases and examine the impact.

The Truth About Fake News

About the show:

It has been 2 years since Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president. And with that, the term Fake News entered the public consciousness in a big way. Why are fake news stories so pervasive, popular and problematic? Is it because, as some experts suggest, fake news supports a strain of tribalism, an us vs them world view where consumers use fake news to reject views they do not agree with? From Europe to Southeast Asia, we look at how social fault lines (race, religion, social class, nationalism) can be further widened by disinformation and what we are doing about it.

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