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As breaking news unfolds people increasingly rely on social media to stay abreast of the latest updates.

Recent philosophical and sociological literature detects the advent of an era of “post-truth” characterized by lies, conspiracy theories and “bullshit”. It determines the technical, political and philosophical sources and suggests […]

Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate and Russian propaganda floods our screens.

In January 2018, the European Commission set up a highlevel group of experts («the HLEG») to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online.

Recent philosophical and sociological literature detects the advent of an era of “post-truth” characterized by lies, conspiracy theories and “bullshit”. It determines the technical, political and philosophical sources and suggests […]

Fake news and alternative facts today challenge the notion of truth. Those spreading them undermine the functioning of democratic states.

2016 has been consecrated as the year of post-truth. This is the era of "bullshit", hence the need for an in-depth understanding of this phenomenon.

Hervé Brusini describes 19th century fake news and moments of mistrust towards the media, so as to understand contemporary fake news.

The media are increasingly displaying fact-checking work, particularly in the political field, through fact-checking formats and headings.

This book examines the shape, composition, and practices of the United States political media landscape.

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