Episode 17: Social Media vs The Truth

Episode 17: Social Media vs The Truth

After the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the USA, many people have remarked that we are living in a post truth economy/post factual world – it doesn’t matter what the facts present, it only matters what you believe, and how strongly you can get others to believe it too. It doesn’t matter what the truth is. Which is why we have Trump and others denying climate change when it can easily be proven. How does this dynamic play out in Kenya? What does it mean for us in the run up to our 2017 general election? And, what can you do to nip it in the bud? Press play!


Episode 15: It’s President Trump!

How Twitter bots played a role in electing Donald Trump

How Pro-Trump Twitter Bots Spread Fake News

How Twitter bots affected the US presidential campaign

How Teens In The Balkans Are Duping Trump Supporters With Fake News

Fake News in U.S. Election? Elsewhere, That’s Nothing New

Mark Zuckerberg Says Fake News On Facebook Didn’t Change The Election

This Analysis Shows How Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook

Facebook’s design is quietly training us all to be conspiracy theorists

Facebook’s New Plan to Deal With Fake News Is Too Vague and Too Late

Facebook and the Digital Virus Called Fake News

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