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The Truth About Fake News

From using facts to algorithms, media literacy to legislation, the means to combat fake news are varied. But are they enough? Will things actually get better?
The Truth About Fake News

The Truth About Fake News - S1E2: Fighting Fake

20 Dec 2018 09:28am
From using facts to algorithms, media literacy to legislation, the means to combat fake news are varied. But are they enough? Will things actually get better?

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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