What Next: TBD

The Fight Against Election Day Falsehoods

Researchers are expecting a deluge misinformation on Election Day.

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Episode Notes

The 2016 general election changed the way we think about information online and its power to sway results. Four years later, Americans will vote amid a surge of misinformation, collected and distorted to fit political narratives.

What can people and platforms do to protect the truth in this most consequential election?

Guests:

Renee DiResta, Research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory

Justin Hendrix, founder of Tech Policy Press

About the Show

Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

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  • Lizzie O’Leary is the host of What Next: TBD, Slate’s show about technology, power, and the future. Previously, she created and hosted Marketplace Weekend. She has reported for CNN, Bloomberg News, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She is also a contributing writer at the Atlantic.