The Death of Expertise

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By Laci Green. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The post-truth era has arrived. How do we address mass misinformation and deception online?
Chapter 1: The Death of Expertise
Laci reflects on the promise of the internet to bridge the information gap...and the messy reality we got instead.

Chapter 2: *Fake News Intensifies*
Laci and Dr. Tom Nichols share their perspectives on why fake news is so pervasive. Should social media companies intervene? We discuss the anti-vax movement, the 24/7 news cycle, and activist websites that pose as news sources.
Chapter 3: A Capitalist Education
Tom lays out his case for the role of higher education in the fake news crisis.
For more information about this episode and transcripts visit: lacigreen.tv/podcast

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