Futures Forum: Brexit: and post truth politics: no extra money for the NHS
Where it's all about the manipulation of information:
Futures Forum: Big data and big lies...
The Guardian and Observer have done some old-fashioned investigative journalism:
Millionaire Brexit donor targets 140 remain MPs in general election | Politics | The Guardian
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian
Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media | Politics | The Guardian
Which this blog has also looked at:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and the use of data analytics
These issues re all very much in the news:
Facebook Aims to Tackle Fake News Ahead of U.K. Election - The New York Times
Especially with a general election about to happen:
Fake news confusing half the population in run up to the election | News | Research Live
With yesterday's Start the Week looking at the broader issues:
BBC Radio 4 - Start the Week, Post-Truth and Revolution
With one of the guests researching the same issues:
Announcing New Research: “A Field Guide to Fake News”
First Draft News - Your guide to navigating the digital information ecosystem
This blog has concerned itself with the East Devon context - and how much these issues should be a worry in these parts:
Futures Forum: Debunking fake news in East Devon with 'on-line open-source investigation'
Futures Forum: Managed democracy: "The deliberate undermining of people's perception of the world, by creating confusion and contradiction ... undermining any opposition to existing power structures ... which leaves us feeling helpless and depressed and to which the only response is: 'Oh dear'."
And meanwhile in Oxford, there are similar concerns:
End fake news: With a General Election on the horizon real local news is crucial
End fake news: With a General Election on the horizon real local news is crucial (From The Oxford Times)