“Fake news” permeated the national discourse in late 2016. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with an expert who literally wrote the book on the topic. Stanford Professor Robert Proctor coined the term “agnotology” in his seminal book by the same name to describe “deliberately manufactured ignorance.”
When Dr. Proctor joined us on the show last spring, we had no idea just how vitally relevant his work would prove to be in the election. He’ll return this week to speak with host Rev. Welton Gaddy about the dark art of manufactured ignorance. They’ll explore the role fake news and disinformation played in electing Donald Trump, and how informed citizens can battle its influence in the coming months and years.