We’re back after a short break to allow the news to catch up. This time we’re trying a new format where we talk at length about a single topic: fake news. The team gets worked about the number of people who will write just about anything to make a quick buck, and there’s quite a bit to be said.
Fake news has been in the spotlight since the US general election, although it has a completely different context over here in Malaysia. We take a look at why it exists, and wonder if it will evolve into a greater problem for Malaysians.
Pang talks about why social media is so important for fake news sites, and how it propagates from there. While Farhan displays his annoyance for people who participate in scam online contests.
This episode is shorter than anything else we’ve done, but it’ll definitely feel longer as we really focus on a single topic.