A Golden Age of Propaganda

Fake the news till you make it

Fears over fake news are misplaced, and this focus on falsehoods distracts us from the larger picture, which is the evolution of propaganda. Rather than lamenting the decline of obsolete news corporations, we should instead be talking about democracy, disinformation, and digital media as scapegoat.

Lies are not new to politics, and politicians are not th…

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