Episode 50: Americans are "awful" at spotting fake news w/ Jonathan Nagler

Episode 50: Americans are "awful" at spotting fake news w/ Jonathan Nagler

Jonathan NaglerJonathan NaglerGuest

Heading into the second decade of wide-spread use of social media, and its impact on democracy is less than ideal. Originally applauded as a way around legacy media "gate keepers" but instead acts as an amplifier of extremist voices. Jonathan Nagler, co-director of NYU's Center for Social Media and Politics joins the podcast to discuss social media's impact on democracy, the fallout of the Facebook Papers, and explains why Americans are just so awful at identifying fake news.