Sep 29, 2021 • 27M

Why Are Fake News Stories On Twitter Driving White House Policy?

How misinformed outrage and hysteria over an image from the southern border made it all the way to the President.

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Shant Mesrobian
Zaid Jilani
Examining America's political, media, and elite class discourse with Zaid Jilani and Shant Mesrobian.

Zaid and Shant discuss how the media and the White House fell for the latest piece of misleading online hysteria — this time surrounding a photo taken at the southern border — as well as why the media won't ever correct the record and the new danger of misinformed outrage turning into actual government policy.

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