Experts say disinformation around the Israel-Hamas war is running rampant. On this week’s On the Media, a guide to understanding your feed in the midst of armed conflict. Plus, a deep dive into Saudi Arabia’s rebranding experiment.
1. Mike Caulfield [ [@uwcip] (https://twitter.com/uwcip) ], a research scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, Aric Toler [ [@AricToler] (https://twitter.com/AricToler) ], a reporter at the visual investigations team at the New York Times, and Shayan Sadarizadeh [ [@Shayan86] (https://twitter.com/Shayan86) ], a journalist at BBC Monitoring and BBC Verify, on how to navigate your social media feed in the midst of the war in Israel and Gaza. [Listen] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/breaking-news-consumers-handbook-israel-and-gaza-edition-on-the-media) .
2. OTM correspondent Micah Loewinger [ [@MicahLoewinger] (https://twitter.com/MicahLoewinger) ] looks at Saudi Arabia's strategy to shore up its power, and the role the nation could play in negotiations for peace between Israel and Palestine. Featuring: Justin Scheck [ [@ScheckNYTimes] (https://twitter.com/ScheckNYTimes) ], a reporter at the New York Times, and co-author of Blood and Oil: Mohammed Bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest For Global Power, Ahmed Al Omran [ [@ahmed] (https://twitter.com/ahmed) ], a reporter based in Saudi Arabia, and Kim Ghattas [ [@KimGhattas] (https://twitter.com/KimGhattas) ], a writer at The Atlantic and author of Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East. [Listen] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/sportswashing-saudi-arabia-strategy-hold-power-on-the-media) .