Fake news, echo chambers and Egypt  

Yesterday I listened to the latest episode of the Bloomberg ‘Decrypted’ podcast. The episode discussed the wakening on fake news and echo chambers on social media, Facebook specifically, and the role it played in the US elections.

Sarah Frier, the host of the show tweeted earlier asking for thoughts from followers. I thought as an Egyptian this is not new to us. We suffered from fake news and echo chambers for the past five years and almost every time we were surprised by people’s reaction and the influence on them from mainstream media.

I send her my thoughts, she asked me to send them as a voice memo, and they played it on the episode. The episode also had thoughts from Justin Kan, Dave McClure, and other guests.

You can listen to it here, my part starts at 15:30.