Professor Jo Lukito on the Rise of Misinformation

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On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to Jo Lukito about her research on trading up the chain and the spread of misinformation, the difference between disinformation and misinformation and the importance of the distinction, the tragedy of the social media giant’s lack of response to helping resolve this issue, and more. Josephine ("Jo") Lukito is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism and Media (in the Moody College of Communication). Her ongoing work focuses on the multi-platform spread of misinformation, disinformation, and unverified conspiracy theories in democracies, including the amplification of such messages (sometimes unintentionally) by news media and political actors. She has discussed her research on Russian disinformation in the Columbia Journalism Review and on CNN; this work was also referenced in Robert Mueller’s 2018 report (p. 27). Athletic Greens is a custom formulation of 75 vitamins, minerals, and other whole-food sourced ingredients that make it easier for you to maintain nutrition in just a single scoop. It tastes great and gets you the nutrients you need, whether you're working on the go, fueling an active lifestyle, or just maintaining your good health. Visit to get a FREE year supply of Liquid Vitamin D + 5 FREE Travel Packs with subscription.  Get a copy of Ryan's book Trust Me I'm Lying: Pre-orders are available for Ryan Holiday’s new book Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors The Brave - check it out at Novo is the #1 Business Banking App - because it’s built from the ground up to be powerfully simple and free business banking that Money Magazine called the Best Business Checking Account of 2021. Novo makes banking easy and secure - you can manage your account in Novo’s customizable web, android, and iOS apps with built in profit first accounting and invoicing. Get your FREE business banking account in just 10 minutes at Talkspace is an online and mobile therapy company. Talkspace lets you send and receive unlimited messages with your dedicated therapist in the Talkspace platform 24/7. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to or download the app. Make sure to use the code STOIC to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show. LinkedIn Jobs is the best platform for finding the right candidate to join your business this fall. It’s the largest marketplace for job seekers in the world, and it has great search features so that you can find candidates with any hard or soft skills that you need. And now, you can post a job for free. Just visit to post a job for free.  Ladder makes the process of getting life insurance quick and easy. To apply, you only need a phone or laptop and a few minutes of time. Ladder’s algorithms work quickly and you’ll find out almost immediately if you’re approved. Go to /stoic to see if you’re instantly approved today. Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: Follow us: Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook Follow Jo Lukito: Homepage, Twitter, Instagram See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at