Episode 4: Propaganda, Misinformation and Tips for Tackling Fake News

Heather Chaplin and Emily Bell talk to Jason Stanley, professor of philosophy at Yale, about misinformation, conspiracy theories, and how journalism can survive in systems flooded with propaganda, with tips on tackling fake news from Ida B. Wells and Frederick Douglass. And Emily gives us an audio whiteboard sketch of the complexities of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.

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Reading list:

  • Beyond Lying: Donald Trump’s Authoritarian Reality
  • ‘How Propaganda Works’ Is a Timely Reminder for a Post-Truth Age
  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
  • Propaganda
  • The Attention Merchants
  • Selling the Great War: The Making of American Propaganda

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