Original air date: October 13, 2017
Fake News about Real Tragedy - Episode 13
In this episode Beth and Elizabeth talk about the fake news that inevitably follow horrific man made events. In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, the fake news, conspiracy theories, and of course - Infowars get involved.
We start with a CNN article that reviews details about the killer from an unlikely source - the killer himself.
And then, onto the crazy. Infowars crazy that is.
The article: Massive Evidence Mounts Vegas Shooting Was an ISIS Attack
Outcome: Conspiracy Theory/Fake News
Our basic reactions.
We also review a blog post by Kate Starbird, Asst. Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at UW. Researcher of crisis informatics and online rumors.
The article: Information Wars: A Window into the Alternative Media Ecosystem
From this blog, we looked into:
This crazy website and their theory that nothing is true.
Other resources used:
We also talk briefly about the fake news surrounding the NFL's peaceful protesting. Here is the meme we mention:
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