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‘We’re All Gonna Die’ Ep. 65: Meet the man who tricked the world into sharing fake news
Jonathan Hook of The Fake News Generator joins us.
Fake news has plagued the political landscape since the 2016 election, and no one seems to have figured out how to defeat it.
But we can clown on it, which is precisely what guest Justin Hook, a comedy writer based in LA, has done with his Fake News Generator. Choose an image, a headline, a brief description, and a real-enough-sounding website, and share extremely dumb fake news with your friends!
Hook talks to the gang about his project, and whether we’ll ever figure out how to deal with real fake news. Plus, memes of the wee.
Ellen Ioanes is the FOIA reporter at the Daily Dot, where she covers U.S. politics. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Center for Public Integrity, HuffPost India, and more.