Misinfo Weekly


Did Windmills Mess with Texas? Misinformation about the Power Grid in Texas

Season 2, Ep. 3

In February 2021, a powerful winter storm disrupted the power grid in Texas. Thousands lost power and the state was thrown into a state of emergency. In this episode, we explore some of the misinformation that circulated during and after the power outage, the use of misinformation to frame blame and shape policy changes due to the failure, and discuss how misinformation about infrastructure can inflict a particularly durable kind of damage on a state or country.

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