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I Can't Believe it's Not News: A Podcast about Fake News

Discussing fake news one article at a time.  Thoughts and opinions on how to respond to fake news.  Combating the changes to our society based on disinformation and propaganda.  Spread Jam.  Not lies.

Aug 26, 2017

In this episode Beth and Elizabeth have a chat with Maggie Farley from American University, and inventor of the fake news game, Factitious.  Maggie compares the games swiping interface to Tinder - which aptly named this episode.

Maggie also is a wealth of wisdom about journalism and fake news, and we talk with her about a range of subjects from the game, to whether journalists like lawyers editing their articles, to the templates the fake news brigades were using in France to create meme's about Macron.  She also has a few great quotes up her sleeve.

We end the episode with a review of one of the fake news articles from the game.  It's a good time, so join us!

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