Joe Rogan’s media literacy is plainly lacking. The podcast host recently shared a phoney CNN report claiming that actor Steven Seagal has joined Russian special troops stationed in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Instagram, expressing his displeasure with “this screwed up movie we’re living through.” For obvious reasons, he later took it down.

In a follow-up post, he said, “I deleted my earlier post about Steven Seagal being in Ukraine because it was satire, which isn’t unexpected, but honestly it wouldn’t be surprising if it was true either.” “In 2017, he was barred from entering Ukraine because he was deemed a national security danger. I, like all of you, hope that the awful situation in that country be speedily handled.”

The photo of Seagal dressed in army gear that may have been bought at a Dick’s Sporting Goods is from the 2017 film Cartels. “My prayers are that both countries would come to a positive, peaceful resolution where we can live & thrive together in peace,” Seagal told Rolling Stone when questioned about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The post received over 400,000 likes and 11,000 comments in just a few hours. Unfortunately, among the sea of users who were playing into Rogan’s thinking, attempts to call out disinformation were few and far between. To distinguish fact from fabrication, simply cross-reference the post with CNN’s own content or any other reliable news source. But maybe that’s too much to ask.

Rogan was recently chastised for disseminating false information about Covid-19 on his Spotify-hosted podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which has an audience of 11 million people.

The post received over 400,000 likes and 11,000 comments in just a few hours. Unfortunately, among the sea of users who were playing into Rogan’s thinking, attempts to call out disinformation were few and far between. To distinguish fact from fabrication, simply cross-reference the post with CNN’s own content or any other reliable news source. But maybe that’s too much to ask.

Rogan was recently chastised for disseminating false information about Covid-19 on his Spotify-hosted podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which has an audience of 11 million people.

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