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Good news in an era of fake news: the public is becoming wiser about how the media works

The Conversation

‘Believe me’ is one of Donald Trump’s most often-used catchphrases. Evan El-Amin/ShutterstockStorytelling is a key part of human culture. Where politics and power are concerned, stories become something not only to be told, but to be shaped and influenced – so that, in many cases, they are used to mislead or deceive. Recent research for a lecture on “fake news” led me to wonder if there was a reason why it seems to spike at certain times. I came to the conclusion that three main factors seem to create the conditions for fake news to surge: a step change in …read more

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