HACKED ELECTIONS AND THE MEDIA: THE RUSSIAN CONNECTION

“The Long and Brutal History of Fake News” (Jacobc Soll, Politico, 18 December  2016) “Bogus news has been around a lot longer than real news. And it’s left a lot of destruction behind.” “Russian Propaganda…

MEDIA FREE-RIDE: PIGGY-BACKING THE ‘ALT-RIGHT’

“ ‘A Sense that White Identity Is Under Attack’: Making Sense of the Alt-Right” (Jason Wilson, The Guardian,  23 August 2016) “Perhaps the most potent element of alt-right activism is the effort to build a…

FACTS vs. FAKE

“Why Do We Fall for Fake News? Here’s the Post-Truth” (Vinay Menon, The Star, 18 November 2016) “Google and Facebook are fighting the spread of fake news, but they’re treating the symptoms instead of the…