How Does Misinformation Lead to Racism and Xenophobia?

How Does Misinformation Lead to Racism and Xenophobia?

Where did COVID-19 come from? Researchers have strong theories, but none of them include consuming bat soup. So why did a video of a woman eating bat soup from 2016 recently go viral? And why did it inspire such vitriol on the internet? We speak with Dr. Russell Jeung from San Francisco State University to try and better understand how misinformation and xenophobia work together during times of crisis.

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Take on Fake debunks claims you’ve seen or shared online to show you how to stay informed. Host Hari Sreenivasan follows the Internet rabbit hole of misinformation, reading beyond a single headline to find credible sources to uncover the truth.


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Amplifying Voices
Misinformation and Disinformation
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