NEWS | July 1, 2017

Why can’t America reliably separate out fact, falsehood, opinion and reasoned analysis?

By The National Interest

"One commentator asserted that the purpose of fake news “is not to pose an alternative truth . . . but to destroy truth altogether, to set us adrift in a world of belief without facts, a world where there is no defense against lies.” Actually, the purpose of fake news isn’t to destroy truth; it is to manipulate, to weaponize information, made out of whole cloth at times, to achieve political or societal goals."