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How disinformation infiltrated the mainstream


In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Harry Smith looks at the world of manufactured disinformation and why so many people believe social media posts that are purposely false. “We need to get back to basics when it comes to making sure that our information systems serve the broadest public interest,” says Joan Donovan, research director at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. NBC’s Harry Smith has this week’s Sunday Spotlight.