How an innocuous Reddit thread mutated into a dangerous, viral lie.
Senior Reporter and Producer
Ike Sriskandarajah is a senior reporter, producer, and fill-in host for Reveal. He has worked on projects that have won an Emmy, two medals from Investigative Reporters and Editors, and awards from Third Coast, the Education Writers Association, and the New York Associated Press Association. He was a narrative audio producer at The New York Times, making investigative episodes for "The Daily." Sriskandarajah is from Wisconsin and reports from New York City.
From wild anti-vaccine conspiracy theories to “Stop the Steal” and QAnon, we examine how misinformation swiftly spreads online – and the lives it disrupts.
The ticket trap
Sports, theater and concert fans are itching for events to start happening again. So are clever ticket sellers who cash in on unsuspecting customers.
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Whose vote will count?
From problems with vote-by-mail systems to voter suppression, we examine the potential for chaos in the 2020 elections.
America’s ring of fire
Wildfires are getting bigger, more expensive and closer to people’s homes. We examine how wildfires got so dangerous – and how some are fighting back.
American Rehab Chapter 8: Shadow Workforce
For decades, work-based rehabs have spread across the country. No one knows how many are out there, so we counted them ourselves.
American Rehab Chapter 7: The Work Cure
One man’s journey into Cenikor leads to almost two years of hard labor. The program will change him. But can it help Chris Koon with his addiction?
American Rehab Chapter 6: The White Vans
Before sunrise, a line of passenger vans heads to job sites across Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They carry squads of unpaid laborers.
American Rehab Chapter 5: Reagan with the Snap
Cenikor rises from the ashes, thanks to an inventor of NFL football pads, the war on drugs and the endorsement of an American president.
American Rehab Chapter 4: Cowboy Conman
He’s a liar, a killer and a wannabe country singer. Luke Austin creates Cenikor in the image of a cult. But graft and violence nearly destroy it.