PBS NewsHour

Why we are so susceptible to misinformation

Clip: 10/28/2020 | 6m 30s Video has closed captioning.

Social media plays a major role in shaping current American political discourse. During a Senate hearing Wednesday, executives from leading online platforms were criticized by lawmakers for their companies’ records on limiting the spread of misinformation. William Brangham explores how that misinformation can be easily transmitted online -- and how it can influence voters’ thinking.

Aired: 10/28/20

Rating: NR

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