Ep 87 Newsguard & the “Trust Industry” feat Whitney Webb

Journalist Whitney Webb joins us today from Chile to talk about the budding “trust industry” — the latest crusade (and gold rush) to fight fake news.  A new, for-profit startup called Newsguard, aims to partner with major tech platforms, marketing firms and other institutions to mark news and information websites with color-coded flags to show consumers which ones are reliable. It is already installed as a feature of Microsoft’s mobile web browser and is running as a browser extension in some public libraries.

Ep87 Newsguard & the "Trust Industry" feat Whitney Webb
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Ep. 27 (BONUS): Russia Hysteria

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Dan and Joanne discuss Dan and Joanne talk about the hysteria around Russia and Vladimir Putin in western media which is not calming down and instead is getting progressively worse.

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Recorded on July 21, 2017. Music by Fluorescent Grey.