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HS 471: Combatting Fake News & Tailspin with Court TV Founder Steven Brill

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Jason Hartman talks with Steven Brill, founder of Court TV and co-ceo of the new company News Guard, about how we as a society can combat the massive influx of fake news. We all know that it’s a problem, but figuring out which site is actually providing us with accurate information is incredibly overloading.

Then Jason and Steven discuss his book Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall – and Those Fighting to Reverse It, and how some of the things that originally appeared good for our society have swung back around and ended up hurting the American people.

Key Takeaways:

[1:27] How does News Guard combat the problem of “fake news”?

[6:10] Where News Guard saw a proliferation of fake news leading up to the 2018 elections

[9:28] Tailspin came about as Steven was trying to wrap his mind around what happened to America

[11:30] How the 1st Amendment has boomeranged against the American people

[15:03] What can be done about the lobbying discrepancies between the haves and the have nots?





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