The Participation Blog

The History of Fake News

As I’m writing this, I’m watching a television report that Russian state media is labelling video and firsthand reports of civilian slaughter and atrocities in Ukraine as “fake news.” It’s a term that’s gotten a ton of traction since the election of the previous guy here in the U.S., but disinformation is a concept that has been around since the dawn of the republic in one form or another. I thought you might find this informative.