A TikTok conspiracy theory: Helen Keller is a fraud?

A bizarre conspiracy theory on the social media platform TikTok is uncovered after a Twitter thread goes viral. What does this say about how misinformation spreads online? What are the unintended consequences? And are generations further apart than ever before?


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Guests:


  • Daniel Kunka, a screenwriter in Los Angeles.
  • Seren Morris, freelance journalist.
  • Pat Palmer, a former primary school teacher.
  • Elizabeth MacLeod, an author on Helen Keller.
  • TikTokker Keith Runk.


Host: Will Roe.


Clips used: Krunk19 TikTok, LucyEdwardsblind TikTok, Helen Keller YouTube channel.


 

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