The principal said we have to stop spreading rumors, you guys. Otherwise, no pizza party!

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Fri, 09/11/2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am


On this episode of The Gap, Tammy and Althea take a dive into the middle school version of 'fake news': the rumor mill. Is that a more effective rebrand of the fight against mis- and disinformation? Untrue rumors about antifa arsonists starting wildfires in Oregon led the Douglas County Sheriff's Department to post to Facebook, imploring locals to STOP. SPREADING. RUMORS. Then we pivot into a conversation on the nature of another eerie term, political punditry. Does it have a purpose? If it makes us so mad, why does it continue to be so popular? Plus, we try to avoid our own personal Beetlejuice -- a certain B. Shapiro, (no the B doesn't stand for Beetlejuice... wait that's 2 times now!).

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Douglas County Sheriff's Office Facebook Post

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