Battling fake news and bubbles

Listen to media professor Tamara Witschge

04.11.2021  |  by Cato Verhoeven  |  Designalism

Tamara Witschge is lector Crossmedia at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and she researches the interaction between art and journalism in an academic context.

She is currently writing a book that covers the topic of fake news. Tamara: "I think that filter bubbles, misinformation and fake news point us to symptoms, not the real problem. There is an underlying problem, because fake news and misinformation feed and feed off polarization. And that feeds off the confusion we have in our society."

In her book, Tamara investigates the possiblities to battle these problems. But that also leaves her with some questions: "Can we help people be okay with uncertainty? Or can we find ways in which information actually unites people, rather than to polarize?"

Find out how she answers the questions in our podcast, right here on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

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