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The trouble with ‘fake news’

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Coady, D, The trouble with fake news', Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 8, (10) pp. 40-52. ISSN 2471-9560 (2019) [Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

There is a growing body of literature, both popular and academic—including Alfano and Klein and Meyer’s contributions to this special issue—that holds that the world (or at least the Western World) is facing a new and growing problem that goes by the name ‘fake news’. I argue that this all wrong. It’s true that the world (and especially the Western World) is facing a new and growing problem, but the problem is not fake news, it is the term ‘fake news’.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:fake news, conspiracy theories, post-truth, media
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Political theory and political philosophy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Coady, D (Dr David Coady)
ID Code:139166
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2020-05-28
Last Modified:2020-06-30
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