"After Truth": New HBO documentary explores the cost of "fake news"
Recode's Kara Swisher talks with three of the brains behind the new HBO documentary After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News: Director Andrew Rossi, who previously directed Page One: Inside the New York Times; executive producer Brian Stelter, who hosts Reliable Sources on CNN; and co-producer Adam McGill. They discuss how disinformation about everything from coronavirus to #BlackLivesMatter spreads online, the victims of the Pizzagate and Seth Rich conspiracy theories, and why Russian election attackers supported both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. The trio also talks about the corruption of the term "fake news," the effect of Alex Jones being kicked off major online platforms, and what rights people like Hillary Clinton have when they're the subject of an online disinformation campaign.
Andrew Rossi (@a_rossi), director, After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
Brian Stelter (@brianstelter), executive producer, After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
Adam McGill (@NotTheATVRider), co-producer, After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large
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