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HS 489: Truthteller: Combating Fake News with Stephen Davis

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Jason Hartman talks with Stephen Davis, author of Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter’s Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories

Jason Hartman talks with Stephen Davis, author of Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter’s Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories, about the prevalence of fake news online and in every form of media. The two try to find ways to combat the issue head on and what the average person can do today (and in the future) to avoid being fooled.

Key Takeaways:

[2:08] It’s easier now than ever before for governments to lie to you and get away with scandals

[4:12] Fake news travels faster than truth on Twitter

[7:16] If you want good, investigative journalism, you’re going to have to pay for it

[13:21] We need to stop letting companies like Facebook and Google escape the responsibility that media outlets have

[19:46] How governments deceive you

[25:57] Dealing with fake reviews on sites

Website:

www.StephenDavisWriter.com

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