In January 2020, Podcast Brunch Club members around the world will be listening to and discussing episodes about disinformation & fake news. Join us at one of our 70+ in-person chapters worldwide: https://podcastbrunchclub.com
Let’s face it – there’s a lot of bulls**t flying around on the Internet. But where is it all coming from? This week, we tackle fake news, propaganda, and misinformation from a few different angles. We talk to BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman, who was one of the first reporters to break the story about a cottage industry of fake news run out of Macedonia. Then we meet Stanford Communication Professor Jennifer Pan, who is pioneering new ways of probing the censorship and propaganda machine in China. Throughout the episode, Jeff Hancock, a Stanford expert on trust and technology, helps us understand how all of us are being shaped by the new information economy. Craig Silverman's BuzzFeed article: http://bzfd.it/2lisq7J Jennifer Pan's website: http://jenpan.com/ Jeff Hancock's website: http://jeff-hancock.com/ Learn more about Worldview Stanford's Science of Decision Making course: http://stanford.io/2mfYxJE
Fake news may seem new, but in reality, it's as old as American journalism. This week, we look at a tension at the heart of news coverage: Should reporters think of the audience as consumers, or as citizens? Should the media give people what they want, or what they need?
Disinformation is a powerful weapon. It forces your enemy to inflict damage upon themselves based upon lies that you've deliberately spread. How did a homeless man's corpse help win World War II? How does reality television function in Russia, given that the media is so tightly controlled? And what happens when fake video gets so good that we can't tell the difference between fiction and reality? ---- Power Corrupts is written and narrated by Brian Klaas. The executive producer and sound editor is George McDonagh.
Are social networks downplaying their complicity in the problem that is “fake news?”Anil talks to Fadi Quran of the people powered social advocacy group, Avaaz, about how tech is used to target groups of people and spread disinformation that affects our elections, relationships, and social justice movements. Together they discuss insidious nature of disinformation and misinformation, meet its victims, and go over solutions. Listen closely for the steps that platforms can take right now to stem the tide of fake news and fake accounts. LINKS: Avaaz.orgFactbook.org
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We hand over the mic to Jenna (chapter leader of our virtual chapter) and Stevie (the PBC podcast audio editor and leader of our Minneapolis chapter) to take over this month’s roundup discussion. They discuss the Disinformation & Fake News listening list, which gets into the history, current landscape, and possible solutions around disinformation and fake news. They also veer off topic to discuss other podcasts they’re enjoying lately.
This is what they talked about:
Disinformation & Fake News listening list
Transom’s How Sound podcast episode, “When The Story Is About You But Not About You”
Critical Frequency’s The View from Somewhere podcast
Jenna’s interview with Anil Dash is coming soon on the Podcast Brunch Club podcast. Check the feed!
States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit newsrooms to connect people to the state leaders and government policies that affect their daily lives
Nieman Lab’s report on Fake News
Jenna’s podcast pick: Out of the Echo Chamber & Inside the Newsroom
Stevie’s podcast pick: On the Media
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Audio editing and production by Stevie Zampanti of Conceptual Podcasting. Music included in this episode was “Rainbow” by Chad Crouch and “Paradise” by Misael Gauna.
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