Podcast: Emily Bell on journalism in the platform era

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Emily Bell is one of the world’s sharpest analysts of online news, a former director of digital content for The Guardian, and the founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. On this episode of Lawfare‘s Arbiters of Truth, a miniseries on disinformation and misinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic sit down with Bell to discuss the role of legacy media in the spread of disinformation and what a range of institutions need to in order to combat it.