An independent film released in the UK this week has taken the US box office by storm, but has run into controversy.
But the credibility of the claims made by Ballard and the organisation he once led have been called into question, and troubling links have been unearthed with conspiracy theories perpetuated by the US far-right.
Elsewhere on the podcast, we explain why Ferret Fact Service fact-checked a video about Patrick Harvie, and Ali’s credibility is tested in an impromptu quiz.
- Anna and Tim’s work on OUR and Tim Ballard can be found here.
- Our fact check on the Patrick Harvie video is here.
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