Misinformation and disinformation have become the lifeblood of social media – even some cable channels hungry for ratings. But, as a leader, you need hard facts and straight information.
How did we get here, and what can you do to find the good data your decisions need? Tara McGowan, founder and publisher of Courier Newsroom, notes that propaganda and disinformation have always existed…but social media’s algorithms have amplified it exponentially, creating hard echo chambers that can be hard for truth to get through. And, she says, that puts not just your business at risk, but democracy itself. Fortunately, she has some solutions!
Here's what Tara and host Maureen Metcalf cover:
How social media algorithms work – and revolutionized the spread of misinformation;
Ways leaders can recognize disinformation and halt its spread; and
Simple steps we can all take to be media literate.
Tara McGowan is the founder and publisher of Courier Newsroom and CEO of Good Information Inc., a civic incubator that invests in immediate solutions to counter disinformation online. A former political strategist with an early career in journalism, Tara has seen firsthand how America’s information crisis has contributed to the rising threat of authoritarianism and the deterioration of social trust.