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Disinformation: How Can We Beat ‘Fake News’?

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A boy sits close to TV sets at a shop in Minsk on April 29, 2015, during a broadcast of Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko's annual state of the nation address. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI GAPON        (Photo credit should read SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images)
A boy sits close to TV sets at a shop in Minsk on April 29, 2015, during a broadcast of Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko's annual state of the nation address. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI GAPON (Photo credit should read SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images)
A boy sits close to TV sets at a shop in Minsk on April 29, 2015, during a broadcast of Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko's annual state of the nation address. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI GAPON (Photo credit should read SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images)

A look at disinformation’s impact on politics.

Why does it matter that different people have different perceptions of the truth? If you’re trying to run a country, it can make a big difference. In this episode, host Nelufar Hedayat speaks with former U.S. Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman, “godfather of fake news” Jestin Coler, and Belarusian politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya about disinformation’s effect on politics and leadership.

About Course Correction:  [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://foreignpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Course_Correction_Trailer.mp4" poster="https://foreignpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Course_Correction_Trailer.jpg"][/video] The UN estimates that there are 84 million forcibly displaced people around the world, and nearly 27 million of those are considered refugees. These numbers are the highest they have ever been. For season three of Course Correction, Doha Debates is partnering with UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, to illuminate all aspects of the refugee experience. Over the course of six episodes, host Nelufar Hedayat will speak with refugees and other forcibly displaced persons and hear their stories—from the moment they leave their homes to their eventual resettlement or return, detailing arduous journeys that can sometimes last years or even decades. We’ll examine the challenges that stateless people face, the work being done to assist them, and the ways in which the global community can provide further support and solutions.  See All Episodes

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Part 6: Finding Acceptance

In Part 6 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, host Nelufar Hedayat talks to weightlifter, nurse, and refugee Cyrille Tchatchet about his journey.

Part V: The Path to Permanence

In Part 5 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, host Nelufar Hedayat talks to actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Mahira Khan about the role host countries play in a refugee’s journey.

Part IV: Pursuing Education

In Part 4 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, host Nelufar Hedayat talks to actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett about the importance of education for refugees.

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