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Fake news is nothing new. What makes the contemporary iteration so virulent is the speed and scale of what is possible

15th July, 2018

A 2005 study found that almost half of African Americans believed that HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was man-made. This theory was one actively spread by the Soviet Union during the 1980s. As Sun Tzu wrote, “If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them.”

History is littered with countless such examples and quotes regarding the power of disinformation. Fake news is nothing new. What makes the contemporary iteration so virulent...

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