Northwest Now on KBTC talks 'fake news' with UW professor Dr. Kate Starbird

Posted: January 27, 2022

For decades, it’s existed in tabloids found mainly on newsstands and in grocery store checkout lines. But, with the advent of the internet and social media, it’s seemingly grown out of control, so much to the point that it may have played a partial role in the outcome of the 2016 election.
Fake news is on the rise and on this edition of Northwest Now, we sit down with Dr. Kate Starbird, a professor at the University of Washington, who has unveiled a study that demonstrates the enormity of this problem. Find out how to spot fake news and what can be done to combat it.
Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that airs Friday at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College. 

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