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Discussing fake news one article at a time. Thoughts and opinions on how to respond to fake news. Combating the changes to our society based on misinformation and propaganda. Spread Jam. Not lies.

Discussing fake news one article at a time. Thoughts and opinions on how to respond to fake news. Combating the changes to our society based on misinformation and propaganda. Spread Jam. Not lies.
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Discussing fake news one article at a time. Thoughts and opinions on how to respond to fake news. Combating the changes to our society based on misinformation and propaganda. Spread Jam. Not lies.

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English


Episodes

Unraveling the Yarn

6/10/2018
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In this episode Bath and Kelly unravel the twisted stories of the missing immigrant minors and the children being separated from their parents at the border. The recent outrage is certainly clear, but it is not clear exactly what happened when, and who ordered it to happen. Join us as we take a closer look at the stories and unravel the ball of yarn.

Duration:01:05:02

Let's Do It Ourselves!

5/26/2018
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This week Beth and Kelly look into the issue of legislating fake news - is it a good idea? Most journalists say no - and so do we. Free speech is a pillar of democracy, and even if someone says something fake - or stupid - we don't believe the government should be making laws against it. This obviously does not include incitement of violence, which is not protected under free speech in America.

Duration:00:45:28

The Big Buts of Facebook

5/12/2018
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To Facebook, or not to Facebook - that is the question. This week Beth and Kelly take a look at the recent stories surrounding the world's largest social media platform and try to decipher the real from the fake.

Duration:01:00:17

My Favorite Conspiracy Theory

4/28/2018
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This week marks one year since I Can't Believe it's Not News began, and boy, oh boy, did we have a wild year! Join us as we have a brief discussion about past episodes, lessons we learned and tip our murderino hats to My Favorite Murder by discussing our favorite conspiracy theories. We joined by none other than Elizabeth, who returned to talk fake news, conspiracy theories and best new TV shows.

Duration:01:20:07

Follow the Breadcrumbs with Will Sommer

4/14/2018
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​In this episode Beth and Kelly interview Will Sommer, campaign editor for The Hill and creator of the newsletter Right Richter. Right Richter (@rightrichter) is a weekly report on conservative news. He reads it all, so we don't have to.

Duration:01:02:19

Blinded by Science

3/31/2018
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In this episode Beth and Kelly dive into SCIENCE! A few weeks ago an article about Astronaut Scott Kelly went viral that inspired us to look further into how fake science is put out as real news. In this case, it was merely a sensational headline that needed further examination to get to the truth, but many times science is used to generate clicks - whether they are based on fear (Scientists Confirm Chocolate Definitely Causes Cancer) or comfort (Scientists Confirm Chocolate Definitely...

Duration:01:17:17

Some People Can't Take a Joke

3/17/2018
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In this episode, Beth and Kelly discuss satire and whether it should be considered fake news. Surprise - it's not! However, you can't just call fake news satire and get away with it either. There's a fine, cringeworthy line you just cannot cross. Good satire can be anything from The Onion to The Daily Show - but bad satire abounds these days, so let's dive right in!

Duration:00:57:59

Facts Don't Kill People, Myths Kill People Part 2

3/7/2018
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And, we're back! In the second part of our very long talk about guns, Kelly and Beth discuss Kelly's List o' Gun Myths that perpetuate in every social media post after the newest shooting. They take on good guys with guns, mental health and even talk about the NRA's first female president and fellow Floridian, Marion Hammer!

Duration:00:50:55

Facts Don't Kill People, Myths Kill People Pt. 1

3/3/2018
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In part one of our two-part episode, Beth and Kelly talk about guns and the myths that surround them. February 14th, 2018 America experienced another mass shooting in a school - but this time the reaction has been different. We've watched as survivors have stepped into the role of policy changers - and we're here for all of that! Are bots creating fake stories about these kids? You bet! Are the usual suspects (The Federalist, Gateway Pundit, Hannity, etc) regurgitating misinformation...

Duration:01:04:23

A Clickbait Hat Trick - Episode 20

2/3/2018
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​​In this episode, Beth and Kelly discuss the rise of clickbait - and why so many legitimate news outlets rely on it for revenue. Beth also discovers the nefarious underbelly of online face creams. (Hint - It's a scam!) Everyone has fallen for it at one point or another, so it's nothing to be ashamed of. Follow along with the blog: https://www.podcastfakenews.com/i-cant-believe-its-not-news-episode-guide-blog/episode-20

Duration:01:00:07

Fire and Fury: Inside Fact Checking Books

1/20/2018
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In this episode Beth and Kelly dive into a good question... are books fact checked? And if so, by who? And if not.... why not? Kelly also recommended a book for the episode - except it's more of the book the episode is about. Kelly read Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff because we had some questions. Mainly - is this book fake news? Follow along with the episode guide at:...

Duration:01:11:47

King of the Whoppers - Episode 18

1/6/2018
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In this episode Beth and Kelly discuss the question of how journalists should approach reporting lies in the era of fake news, and since we are talking about lies - how about the biggest liar of the year according to Factcheck.org.... our very own King of the Whopper. We also introduce a song of the episode, and Kelly has a book recommendation for you all. So grab some whoppers, or a Whopper, and settle in - this one is a whopper of an episode. Follow along with the episode guide at:...

Duration:01:18:31

Data and Trumping Democracy - Episode 17

12/23/2017
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In this episode Beth and Kelly discuss the documentary "Trumping Democracy: Real Money, Fake News, Your Data." In this boring, yet terrifying documentary (It's like doing your taxes!) it traces how reclusive billionaire Robert Mercer - and his gang of evil masterminds - Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and David Bossie used Breitbart and another company controlled by Mercer - Cambridge Analytica - to find voters for Trump - and then target them with fake news by using "dark posts" on...

Duration:00:51:17

Sneak Peak at Patreon only content!

12/22/2017
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Hey everybody! Beth and Kelly have been working extra hard and have recorded an article review for our Patreon page! Listen here for a sneak peak - and then head on over to https://www.patreon.com/podcastfakenews and sign up for as little as $1 a month to have access to our special patreon only content! Join us bi-weekly for new episodes! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook! Don't forget to subscribe on your favorite podcast app! We are on iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein, Google Play, You Tube,...

Duration:00:05:28

Introducing Kelly and Clint!

12/11/2017
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Hello everyone! I wanted to take a few minutes and introduce two new contributors to the podcast. With Elizabeth leaving, we knew it would take a lot to fill her shoes - so I recruited two people to help fill the gap - Kelly and Clint. Take a listen to find out more about them!

Duration:00:13:57

Wait. What? Fake News about Sexual Assault - Episode 16

11/26/2017
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In this episode Beth and Elizabeth tackle the gross realization that fake news follows everything. Even sexual assault. Follow along with the episode guide at http://www.podcastfakenews.com/i-cant-believe-its-not-news-episode-guide-blog ​Join us bi-weekly for new episodes! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook! Don't forget to subscribe on your favorite podcast app! We are on iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein, Google Play, You Tube, and iHeart Radio! If you are so inclined - help others find us by...

Duration:02:15:45

Hacking Risotto; It Just Takes Time - Episode 15

11/11/2017
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In this episode Beth and Elizabeth review the latest revelations about the Guccifer 2.0 email hack, and how there is a bit of fake news involved. They also review the Word of the Year from the Collins dictionary, and a Pew study about whether or not the misinformation will improve or not in the next 10 years (aka: are we f*cked?). A new segment is introduced "Round A Beth" Take a listen to find out who likes that name, and who doesn't. They end with some actual fun fake news - owl...

Duration:00:52:49

The Liberal Dilemma; Google and Fake Tans Episode 14

10/28/2017
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In this episode Beth and Elizabeth talk about some of the more nuanced fake news that liberals are likely to overlook. We talk memes that speak to our confirmation bias. Either we believe them, they make us laugh, we don't think they hurt anyone, or they are just too gross to research (we know, we can't un-see it either). We also review the changes Google is making to help fight fake news and the consequences from it - is it censorship or something less frightening? ​​Join us bi-weekly...

Duration:01:10:26

Fake News about Real Tragedy - Episode 13

10/13/2017
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In this episode Beth and Elizabeth talk about the fake news that inevitably follow horrific man made events. In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, the fake news, conspiracy theories, and of course - Infowars get involved. Follow along with the links at www.podcastfakenews.com/episode-guide/episode-13

Duration:01:13:19

When Sock Puppets go Bad - Episode 12

9/23/2017
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Beth and Elizabeth go to Russia - in spirit - to discuss the Russian Facebook ad buy. They discuss the Internet Research Agency, White Papers, Sock Puppets, and Trolls. Lots and lots of trolls. Follow along with the episode guide at: http://www.podcastfakenews.com/i-cant-believe-its-not-news-episode-guide-blog

Duration:00:54:20