Podcast: Jane Lytvynenko on debunking the disinformation garbage fire

A Donald Trump supporter protests the extension of the stay-at-home order outside the Thompson Center in Chicago on May 1, 2020. The modified stay-at-home order by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker runs through the end of May to slow the spread of COVID-19 and now requires people to wear a face covering when entering businesses or when social distancing in public places is not possible. (Photo by Max Herman/Sipa USA)No Use UK. No Use Germany.

Jane Lytvynenko, is a senior reporter at BuzzFeed News and a noted debunker of online hoaxes and misinformation. Here, she speaks with

Lawfare’s Quinta Jurecic and Evelyn Douek about analyzing and reporting on mis- and disinformation in real time especially in the context of COVID-19, where “fake experts” espousing misleading stories about the virus, and conspiracy theories such as the “Plandemic” video, have proliferated.