#Ep. 65: Covid19 Special - A Pandemic of Fake News

March 25th, 2020 · 39 mins 49 secs

About this Episode

In this Covid19 special, we have an interesting discussion on how this pandemic became widespread with the advent of lies and fake news.

Our special guest, Arwen Smit, walks us through a few eye opening topics in times like this:

  • Three questions regarding lies:
  • How strong is a lie?
  • Who can the lie reach?
  • How to sever the link between the two

  • Taxonomy of “fake news”: Mis-information, Mal-information, Dis-information

  • What type of fake news was spread during the outbreak and where does it fit in?

  • Is Corona virus used to push adversarial narratives?

  • What are the Debunked stories regarding Corona?

  • How can we solve these problems moving forward? What role does tech have to play?

All this and more on this week's episode of Encrypted!

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