What We’ve Learned About Fake News
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Mike talks with Jason Reifler, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, about his research into fake news. They discuss Dr. Reifler’s recent paper on the topic (‘[Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the consumption of fake news during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign](https://www.dartmouth.edu/~nyhan/fake-news-2016.pdf)’), whether fact checking helps combat fake news, if this is a Trump-specific phenomena or part of a broader and even more disturbing trend, and lots more. **Follow Jason Reifler** **[on Twitter](https://twitter.com/jasonreifler)** **Episode Links** - [Politifact](http://www.politifact.com) - F[actcheck.org](https://www.factcheck.org) - [Snopes](https://www.snopes.com) - [Craig Silverman](https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman) **Listener support helps make The Politics Guys possible**. If you’re interested in supporting the show, go to [politicsguys.com/support](http://www.politicsguys.com/support).