All week long, our podcast Input/Output digs into the big ideas, fascinating personalities, and important stories from the pages of Input. You'll hear from the editors and writers behind the headlines, unpacking unseen context, sharing valuable insight, and giving voice to points of view that illuminate and enhance your understanding of a future that’s just up ahead. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy making it.
Episode 30: TikTok’s anti-Semitism problem / A real-life choose-your-own-adventure game
A song that joked about the Holocaust recently went viral on TikTok. It was featured in videos that got more than 6.5 million total views before the platform removed the clips, according to the BBC. And that’s only part of TikTok’s anti-Semitic content problem. Input news editor Mehreen Kasana recently wrote about this serious issue. She joins us to discuss. And later: Randonautica is a service that takes a user’s GPS coordinates and, based on different variables the user inputs, assigns them another set of random coordinates in their vicinity. The idea is to get people off the beaten track. Input news editor Craig Wilson joins us to talk about this real-life choose-your-own-adventure game.
Read the original Input stories here:
- 'Randonauting' might get you killed, but it’s better than doomscrolling
- An anti-Semitic Auschwitz meme went viral on TikTok and no one noticed
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