Breaking Binaries

Fake News/Truth with Maryam Jameela

January 23, 2021

In Episode 7 of Season 2, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan discusses the binary of Fake News and Truth with Maryam Jameela.

Maryam is a writer and researcher with a background in academia, working in researching trauma, Islamophobia, and power structures. She's recently started working for the Canary as an investigative journalist, and her work can also be found via her Twitter handle, @yammatron. 

In this episode Maryam helped dismantle the rhetoric around 'combating Fake news' by considering the terms of the conversation itself, what constitutes 'fake' and how we go about declaring what is 'true'. Is there such thing as 'true' representation, if there is 'false' representation? Are historical narratives ever entirely true or false? How does this binary play into our very ideas about what knowledge and information are? 

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