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Video: How Can We Protect Truth in the Age of Misinformation?

February 26, 2020

In this 2018 TEDx talk in Geneva, Switzerland, IDE lead, Sinan Aral, discusses some of the threats and dangers we face from unchecked social media. Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life, he says. But Aral also demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly -- citing his research on misinformation -- and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false.

Watch the talk as a preview to Aral's latest reserach and upcoming 2020 book, The Hype Machine.