Post-truth was the Oxford English Dictionary word of the year for 2016, and fake news in 2017. What do they mean? Are Trump’s characterizations of CNN and the New York Time’s accurate? Who produces fake news? How can you tell the difference?
This podcast probes a culture of fake news, post-truth, Trump, and other phenomena from the last few years that corrupt our “information space.” As information age citizens, we depend on good information (facts) to make decisions as voters and consumers. Is that information available? What harms it? What harm might corrupted information do to us?