After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
Disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news are wreaking havoc on the global information environment. This urgent and soulful documentary gains unprecedented access to figures in the Pizzagate and Seth Rich cases and the Jade Helm conspiracy and Alabama election to expose the human cost of “fake news.”
A portrait of the "propaganda pipeline" emerges, as false stories travel from dark corners online to mainstream launderers of "fake news." Cameras roll when two infamous peddlers of political lies are confronted in the act by journalists and Info Wars host Alex Jones is de-platformed. But how do we preserve the truth in the future? (With Kara Swisher, James Alefantis, Aaron Rich).
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Executive Producer: Brian Stelter
Co Producer: Adam McGill
Cinematography by Bryan Sarkinen, Adam McGill, Andrew Rossi
Edited by Cindy Lee
Original Music by Ian Hultquist
Kara Swisher, James Alefantis, Aaron Rich, Oliver Darcy, Will Sommer, Craig Silverman, Ross Ramsey, Elizabeth Williamson, Adam Goldman, Yochai Benkler
Assistant Editor: Eda Dalman