How did a Tinder date story fool us?
The story of a nightmare date at the Shard wasn’t true. That didn’t stop it going viral.
Everyone who has heard the story of a woman on a Tinder date spending £15,000 on wine at the Shard seems to have loved it. The voice note has whipped around social media. But as soon as you’ve heard it you start to wonder if it’s true. Nesta McGregor from Radio 1’s Newsbeat tells us how some fairly basic research revealed it as false. We pick up the investigation and attempt to track down the source of the story while David Robson, author of ‘Intelligence Trap’, tells us about the origins and enduring appeal of urban myths.
Producers: Lucy Hancock and Jaja Muhammad
Mixed by Nicolas Raufast
Editor: John Shields