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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Credits

Director:

Andrew Rossi

Executive Producer:

Executive Producer: Brian Stelter

Producer:

Co Producer: Adam McGill

Cinematographer:

Cinematography by Bryan Sarkinen, Adam McGill, Andrew Rossi

Editor:

Edited by Cindy Lee

Music:

Original Music by Ian Hultquist

Principal Cast:

Kara Swisher, James Alefantis, Aaron Rich, Oliver Darcy, Will Sommer, Craig Silverman, Ross Ramsey, Elizabeth Williamson, Adam Goldman, Yochai Benkler

Additional Credits:

Assistant Editor: Eda Dalman

Contact

Distributor:

HBO

Public Film Contact:

HBO
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Publicity Contact:

Frank PR
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