Variations of this quote, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on” have been attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, Mark Twain and others. And while we cannot know its provenance, we definitely do know that’s it’s truer now than ever before.
Social media, fake news, and biased media outs have all contributed to the current unprecedented blurring of fact and fiction, journalism and editorial, truth and lies. And for those who travel the globe for business, and who rely on good information to make business decisions or investments, this problem is quite significant.
The reality is truth and honest information are more important than ever before, so highlighting sources of untrustworthy information is critical. This short documentary helps to explain why the mediascape has become so fuzzy.