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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x84 Stephanie Busari: How fake news does real harm
TV-PG

  • 2017-04-24T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

On April 14, 2014, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Around the world, the crime became epitomized by the slogan #BringBackOurGirls -- but in Nigeria, government officials called the crime a hoax, confusing and delaying efforts to rescue the girls. In this powerful talk, journalist Stephanie Busari points to the Chibok tragedy to explain the deadly danger of fake news and what we can do to stop it.

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