With the 2020 Presidential election less than 4 months away, Social Media and with it Fake News stories will loom large no doubt, much as they did in 2016. The BBC has a dedicated weekly program called BBC Trending which focuses on Disinformation stories. Why would the world's most respected broadcaster want to give any oxygen to conspiracy theories and disinformation stories ? It is a measure of how far the Internet and its' no holds barred culture has impacted how we get our news. In today's podcast, I interviewed Mike Wendling and I share his insights with you.
BBC Trending can be heard on the BBC World Service every Friday at 9.30pm Pacific Daylight Time(PDT). Editor and Co-host is Mike Wendling. Make a point of tuning in, as I do.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/james-herlihy/message