In a new initiative, Can You Believe It?, Minnesota Public Radio News will look at the channels in which disinformation reaches consumers, particularly through social media, and offer methods to combat its spread.
Can You Believe It? launches Wednesday, Jan. 8, during Morning Edition. Segments will run through 2020, leading up to the Nov. 3 presidential election.
“It’s especially important during an election season to be vigilant for exaggeration and falsehoods, not just in your traditional media sources, but also in the information you see scrolling through your social media newsfeed,” said Laura McCallum, MPR News’ interim director.
Listeners are also welcome to take part in MPR News’ survey to share what disinformation they’ve seen online and in their communities.