November 28, 2016
No, Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See … Making everyone who shares fake news part of a Russian conspiracy is not helpful. One of the themes that has emerged during the controversy over “fake news” and its role in the election of Donald Trump is the idea that Russian agents of various kinds helped hack the process by fueling this barrage of false news. But is that really true? – Fortune
Fortune has written a somewhat skeptical article about fake news, but misses the point so far as we are concerned.
Fake news exists and has an impact: That’s the basic thrust of the Fortune article – and others like it. It constitutes a kind of propaganda. The idea here is to grant “fake news” existence while presenting a moderate perspective.
In fact, the fake news “debate” is entirely illegitimate…
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