Skip to main content

Advertisement

The Truth About Fake News

The Truth About Fake News investigates the manipulation of social media through bots and fake accounts as a political weapon in 3 countries in Southeast Asia.
The Truth About Fake News

The Truth About Fake News - S1: Fake news as weapon in politics

31 Jan 2019 01:35pm
The Truth About Fake News investigates the manipulation of social media through bots and fake accounts as a political weapon in 3 countries in Southeast Asia.

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.

Latest Episodes

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Advertisement