The Blame Game: Fake News, Social Media and Echo Chambers

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Nov 16, 201659m
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The Blame Game: Fake News, Social Media and Echo Chambers
Nov 16 '1659m
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New and old media are themselves in the firing line as liberals point the finger at fake news, Facebook algorithms and social media bubbles to help explain the painful reality of President Donald Trump. David Cochrane, Harry McGee, and Laura Slattery join Hugh Linehan to discuss the trends that are undermining many people's faith in media's ability to present the truth. After that Hugh talks with U.S. journalist and author John B. Judis, who in his timely book The Populist Explosion explains how not all strains of the ill-defined phenomenon are equal.

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