A History of Fake News

June 14, 2018
“Fake news” has been sweeping the nation - or has it?
 
Today we're joined by Kate Andrews, News Editor at the IEA and Head of Education Dr Steve Davies. 
 
Steve argues that, unlike what many in the mainstream media would have you believe, “fake news” is nothing new. 
 
In fact, trawling through history, we see that “Fake news” has been around in innumerable ways, shapes and forms, for centuries - even millenia. 
 
There is no one kind of fake news, and Kate and Steve examine some of the major distinctions between them, particularly in regards to intention and trust in mainstream.
 
Finally, they examine how to spot fake news - and what we can all do to halt its dissemination and create a higher standard of debate. 
 
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