Just Because It's on the Internet Doesn't Make It True

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Hoaxes on the internet are like grains of sand on a beach.

We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 30, 2014. 

Digital information spreads rapidly, reaches all corners of society, and is basically impossible to control—even when that information is false. Charles Seife look into the Internet information jungle and explains how to identify and avoid the trickery and fakery that’s so prevalent online. His book Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You, How Do You Know It’s True? takes on breaking news coverage, online dating, Wikipedia, and more.