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Trending - explaining the stories the world is sharing...
||CleanMexico’s Fake News Problem||Who is spreading fake news in advance of elections in Mexico?||25 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInfluencing Ireland’s Abortion Vote||Are foreign advertisers interfering with the abortion vote in Ireland?||18 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside the Dark World of ‘Incels’||Who are the men identifying as “incel”, or “involuntarily celibate”?||11 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe YouTube Stars Selling Cheating||An exclusive investigation into star YouTubers who are promoting academic cheating online||4 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen a Democrat Met a Republican||Inside one attempt to pop political filter bubbles in America||27 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNigeria’s Secret Transgender Groups||Nigeria’s transgender community speak to us about secret online groups||18 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntifascists v Alt.Right||We investigate the dirty tricks used online by Antifascists and the Alt.Right in the US||18 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNATO’s Claims of Russian ‘Misinformation’||Explaining the stories the world is sharing||11 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina’s Rush For Divorce||Happy couples in Shanghai are getting divorced to buy homes more cheaply||3 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Trail-blazing stories ignored by other mainstream media
I’m of an older generation (I guess) than the young-sounding team who make this show, and, initially, I dismissed it as over-hyping the influence of social media. Well, events of the last year have proved me wrong. Exploring with subtlety and nuance the nastier side of online world, ’Trending' should be mandatory listening for other journalists and, indeed, anyone who cares about social media’s increasing power and influence over our lives.
Unfortunately, in these days of the rolling news cycle, it’s plain from reporting elsewhere within the BBC that many reporters and presenters do not have the time, or are unaware of this show. How else to explain their often crass lack of understanding of social media and its power? ‘Trending’s rigourous approach is refreshing and important. I hope its influence grows.
Internet news from around the world
I've been listening to BBC Trending for over a year now, and find it a really interesting podcast, giving me news on internet related news from around the world, often with things I would have missed if I hadn't heard it on here. It's actually been quite useful, too, as I have friends and colleagues from around the world, and BBC Trending gives me things I can talk to them about from the different countries that they're from.
This is a brilliant podcast I highly recommend it