Moments of Truth Digital Series

Moments of Truth is a digital series exploring misinformation, and sharing intergenerational conversations between people about how they find facts, information, and truth. 

Watch the first three episodes below:

In this episode, Mary Christa Smith from Park City, Utah sits down with her child, Marley, a college student at the University of Utah, to talk about the hesitancy to vaccinate them as an infant. At the time of their birth, a now-retracted article was widely distributed in the Lancet journal about the possibility that the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could cause autism in children.

In this episode, single mom Karen Robertson from Iuka, Mississippi talks to student reporter Makenna Meade about her journey to disprove conspiracy theories she once believed. Now Robertson is writing a children’s book about critical thinking and learning to help young children like her daughter.

In this episode, Viet Fact Check colleagues Steph Doan and Nick Nguyen meet for the the first time in person to talk about misinformation in the Vietnamese American community.

If you’d like to share your own “Moments of Truth,” please fill out this form: https://bit.ly/MOTform

This series was made possible with support from the Google News Initiative.