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Fake News and How to Fight it

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 16, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 18:10

Guest: Mark Verstraete, JD, Privacy and Freedom of Speech Research Fellow, University of Arizona Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” proved to be so popular that last week NBC brought back the satirical newscast for a summer mini-series while Saturday Night Live is on summer hiatus.  We know that Weekend Update is fake, and fans go there for humor. But fake news, we also know, is a real thing, and concerns are rising about what to do about it. In a new report out of the University of Arizona, researchers tackle defining what fake news actually is and recommend strategies to combat it.