The Growing Threat Of Disinformation And How To 'Deprogram' People Who Believe It
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Disinformation isn't new. But in the last decade, the growth of social media has made it easier than ever to spread. That coincided with the political rise of Donald Trump, who rose to power on a wave of disinformation and exited the White House in similar fashion.
NPR's Tovia Smith reports on the growing threat of disinformation — and how expert deprogrammers work with people who believe it.