Fake news is a red herring


“What can we do about news so toxic that it moves people to take up arms to investigate conspiracies? Unfortunately, the simple answers are inadequate, and some are downright counterproductive. Instead, any successful approach to fake news demands that we treat these three different diseases with different techniques.”

Looking at the origins and spread of false balance, propaganda, and disinformatzya (three categories of “fake news”) and what technology and society can do about it: