Social media misinformation and disinformation… What’s the difference?

Bob Sirott

FILE – This Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 file photo shows the mobile phone app logos for, from left, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp in New York. Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem. Most also think individual users, along with social media companies, bear a good deal of blame for the situation. That’s according to a new poll from The Pearson Institute and the Associated Press—NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Social media strategist and expert Scott Kleinberg joins Bob Sirott to discuss the difference between misinformation and disinformation and the role social media plays in both. Are people looking for affirmation instead of information? Plus Scott answers this week’s genius bar question!

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Bob Sirott
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