A screenshot from the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website, from the New York Times, 2-23-17.
The fake news is not new, and it should not come as a surprise. In reality, the internet is primarily a place of censorship, capitalism, surveillance, distraction, and entertainment: the perfect incubator for fake news and all that might result from it.
See More 100hardtruths-#fakenews:
- “With a Big Red Stamp, Russia is Singling Out What It Calls ‘Fake’ News,” Neil MacFarquhar
- The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom, Evgeny Morozov, 2012