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Damaso Reyes is an international journalist from the USA, currently living in Barcelona and the founder of a new media literacy consultancy called Clarify Media. Is the trust we have in our family and friends and what they share on social media being manipulated to get us to spread misinformation? Is our admiration in celebrities clouding our judgement? A musician isn’t a medical expert after all. Matteo Bergamini talks to Damaso about some of the stories he has covered, confirmation bias, ‘Aunt Sally’ and censorship, including his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out.

Media Minded mini audio clips give teachers classroom friendly audio to help teachers and students explore the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each mini audio clip focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed, perfect for class-based activities or teacher CPD. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.

Presented by Matteo Bergamini
Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.

This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.