A film about fake news might seem like a tough sell given the nonstop political discourse of the last few years, but Andrew Rossi’s “After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News” offers a new take on the issue.
“After Truth” takes a more personal look at the subject by examining the human cost of malicious disinformation, rather than relitigating the actual conspiracy theories.
Yes, Pizzagate, conspiracies about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich, and several other recent well-known conspiracies are extensively covered in the documentary, but the film is primarily focused on the victims of those intentional falsehoods.
While the documentary prioritizes victims over conspiracies, the goal is still very much to combat the fake news epidemic, and the project offers insights that even those thoroughly exhausted by years of news coverage on disinformation will find interesting.
“After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News” is available now on HBO.
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