For Fact’s Sake podcast: How is misinformation fuelling the anti-abortion movement?

On episode 19 of For Fact’s Sake, Paul talked to freelance journalist Sian Norris about her work exposing disinformation around abortion and reproductive rights. 

Sian explained the growing threat to abortion rights around the world, how anti-abortion rhetoric can act as a ‘gateway drug’ into far-right and conspiracy views, and the pipeline that carries fringe views about reproductive rights from online spaces to the halls of power. 

Elsewhere, Ali explains why a recording of Keir Starmer from the Labour Party conference is almost certainly fake, and on Paul’s Curiosity Corner the boys discuss claims that the Covid-19 vaccine was going to turn millions of Americans into zombies.


Show notes: 

You can read more of Sian Norris’ investigations on abortion and disinformation here and here.

Sian is also the author of Bodies Under Siege: How the Far-Right Attack on Reproductive Rights Went Global

Cover image thanks to Wikimedia/FamilyMan88

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