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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.

As heated debate continues over how social media sites can improve the quality of news on their platforms while enforcing rules fairly, most Americans are pessimistic about these efforts and are highly concerned about several issues when it comes to social media and news.

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