Raw Islam 32: This is #FakeNews!

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This week on the Raw Islam Podcast with Imam Azhar– a 2017 Podcast Award nominated podcast, our question of the question of the week is what do you do when confronted with #FakeNews?

***Programming Note: There were some technical issues with this episode, and the actual opening was lost. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but here is the rest of the show***

On the heels of our last episode, where we asked what it really means to be thankful, Imam Azhar and B.C. Dodge attempt to solve the next world problem – Fake News!

There is no secret that in the 2016 election there was some Russian interference. One of the ways that this took place was through the use of posting fake news stories on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. However, according to a new article published by The Guardian there has been a “significant growth in their social media followings over the past year, coordinating to push the message that Islam is an “imminent threat” to western society.”

Imam Azhar asks what do you do with messages on WhatsApp? When you get that message that says, “If you don’t send this to 45 people in the next 24 hours an evil will befall you?” Do you send it to everyone you know? Do you check the facts behind the story?

What does Islam say about Fake News? Does Islam teach us through the hadith that we should share everything we are told all the time? Or does it teach us that we should research what we are told, does it tell us that it is sin to spread Fake News?

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