With so much fake news and disinformation in circulation, it's becoming more and more difficult to discern the truth. But might it be actually impossible? Professor of Philosophy Anandi Hattiangadi raises concerns about the damage being done to democracy and to the idea of objective truth itself, before outlining how we might still achieve real knowledge.
Part 1: Understanding the Threat
What is fake news, and how does it pose a threat to the concept of true knowledge? Hattiangadi draws upon her expertise in epistemology to sound the alarm about disinformation.
Part 2: What Can Be Done?
What can we do as individuals? And what about collective action? Hattiangadi takes us through the options, from critical thinking to legal safeguards.