In Clickbait Overload, Six Comedians. One current event topic. One nostalgic pop-culture genre. Seven hours to write, shoot, and edit a good sketch by mashing the two random ideas. Can they do it?
Runtime: 30 minutes
Clickbait Overload - Post-truth politics - Netflix
Post-truth politics (also called post-factual politics and post-reality politics) is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored. Post-truth differs from traditional contesting and falsifying of facts by relegating facts and expert opinions to be of secondary importance relative to appeal to emotion. While this has been described as a contemporary problem, some observers have described it as a long-standing part of political life that was less notable before the advent of the Internet and related social changes. As of 2018 political commentators have identified post-truth politics as ascendant in many nations, notably the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia among others. As with other areas of debate, this is being driven by a combination of the 24-hour news cycle, false balance in news reporting, and the increasing ubiquity of social media. In 2016, post-truth was chosen as the Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year, due to its prevalence in the context of that year's Brexit referendum and media coverage of the U.S. presidential election.
Clickbait Overload - Solutions - Netflix
Both technology companies and governments have started to make efforts to tackle the challenge of “post-truth politics”. In an article for the journal Global Policy, professor Nayef Al-Rodhan suggested four particular responses: Improve the technological tools for fact checking. For example, Germany has already asked Facebook to introduce a fake news filtering tool. Greater involvement and visibility for scientists and the scientific community. The UK, for instance, has a series of Parliamentary committees at which scientists are called to testify, and present their research to inform policy-making. Stronger government action. In countries such as the Czech Republic, new units have been set up to tackle fake news. The most important challenge here is to ensure that such state-led efforts are not used as a tool for censorship. Securitizing fake news. It is important to treat post-truth politics as a matter of security and devise global efforts to counter this phenomenon. In March 2017, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the OSCE, and the Organization for American States issued a Joint Declaration on “Freedom of Expression and Fake News, Disinformation and Propaganda” to warn against the effects of fake news but, at the same time, condemn any attempts at state-mandated censorship. Psychological solutions include a so-called fake news “vaccine” proposed by researchers at the Cambridge University.
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