Selling Lies

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Director: Leslie Iwerks

​Documentary Short

31 min



DEMOCRACY CALLING Shorts - Ridgefield Library Saturday, Oct. 12 @ 5pm

During the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election, Macedonian teenagers discovered they could generate a huge income by creating websites that published sensationalized and misleading news stories about American politics to Facebook. They had a profound impact on the outcome of the election. This documentary offers a glimpse of the people behind these websites and explores the implications their outsized influence may have for the media landscape and the democratic process as a whole.

Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:00 PM @ Ridgefield Library