Take on Fake is a new YouTube series that debunks claims seen or shared online to show people how to stay informed. Host Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour Weekend, Amanpour and Company) follows the Internet rabbit hole of COVID-19 misinformation, reading beyond a single headline to find credible sources to uncover the truth.
Take on Fake is a Public Media NJ Inc. production for WNET. A trusted news source, WNET is America’s flagship PBS station, bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming to audiences across platforms. WNET’s trusted news programming includes PBS NewsHour Weekend, Amanpour and Company, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, MetroFocus and NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams.
Episode 1: “COVID-19 Fake Cures and False Diagnoses”
Misinformation about COVID-19 is rampant, so are fake cures and false diagnoses. When the news – and the coronavirus – moves this fast, how can you separate fact from fiction? We look at a few popular falsehoods that persist despite being thoroughly debunked.
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