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Take on Fake

Take on Fake debunks claims you’ve seen or shared online to show you how to stay informed. Host Hari Sreenivasan follows the Internet rabbit hole of misinformation, reading beyond a single headline to find credible sources to uncover the truth.

How Does Misinformation Lead to Racism and Xenophobia?

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Where did COVID-19 come from? Researchers have strong theories, but none of them include consuming bat soup. So why did a video of a woman eating bat soup from 2016 recently go viral? And why did it inspire such vitriol on the internet? We speak with Dr. Russell Jeung from San Francisco State University to try and better understand how misinformation and xenophobia work together during times of cr

Episodes

  • How to Fact-Check Like a Journalist with First Draft's Laura: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How to Fact-Check Like a Journalist with First Draft's Laura

    S1 E3 - 6m 53s

    With so much misinformation around COVID-19, how can you check the facts for yourself? Multimedia journalist Laura Garcia from First Draft walks us through how she fact-checked a viral video of an "escaped coronavirus patient" using free tools on the internet.

  • How Does Misinformation Lead to Racism and Xenophobia?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Does Misinformation Lead to Racism and Xenophobia?

    S1 E2 - 3m 34s

    Where did COVID-19 come from? Researchers have strong theories, but none of them include consuming bat soup. So why did a video of a woman eating bat soup from 2016 recently go viral? And why did it inspire such vitriol on the internet? We speak with Dr. Russell Jeung from San Francisco State University to try and better understand how misinformation and xenophobia work together during times of cr

  • COVID-19 Fake Cures and False Diagnoses: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    COVID-19 Fake Cures and False Diagnoses

    S1 E1 - 3m 44s

    Misinformation about COVID-19 is rampant; so are fake cures and false diagnoses. When the news – and the coronavirus – moves this fast, how can you separate fact from fiction? We look at a few popular falsehoods that persist despite being thoroughly debunked.

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