Unpopular Opinion Ep. 215 – “Russia’s Fake News Farm”

You know Russia is great at producing fake news, but do you know where it comes from? That’s the topic of conversation on this week’s Unpopular Opinion podcast, featuring special guest Keith Carey from the Mean Boys podcast. You can listen to the episode right damn here:

 

 

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Synopsis

 

An exploration of Russia’s shadowy Internet Research Agency. If you’re unfamiliar, that’s the name of the shadowy organization that was largely responsible for making fake news such an important aspect of the 2016 election. How did it start? Where is it located? How did we let a person with a screen name like “I Am Ass” do so much to subvert our democracy? We attempt to answer all those questions on this episode.

 

Sources

 

The New York Times – https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html

Buzzfeedhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/documents-show-how-russias-troll-army-hit-america

The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/30/facebook-russia-fake-accounts-126-million

 

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