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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 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:  Many of the world's biggest issues are also the most polarizing so in the second season of Doha Debates' podcast Course Correction, host Nelufar Hedayat is trying to open her mind — to people she disagrees with. Many of the world's biggest issues are also the most polarizing, so in each episode, Hedayat explores one of those topics and talks to people who challenge her views. She’ll talk to activists, authors, scientists and even a former head of state, looking for advice on how to be more inclusive of people whose views she opposes. And in each episode, she'll work to identify solutions and bridge gaps on divisive issues like reparations and race, COVID policy and the limits of free speech.  See All Episodes

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