Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
 

 

Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
Fake News

Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
http://www.connexions.org/Media/CXNL-2016-12-20.htm

Publisher:  Connexions
Date Written:  20/12/2016
Year Published:  2016  
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Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX20162

"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly poisoning public opinion and undermining democracy by spreading "fake news." Since we don't like to be left out when a new fad comes on the scene, Other Voices is jumping on the bandwagon too, with this, our last issue of 2016, devoted to "fake news." Our focus, however, is not so much on the crackpots and trolls making mischief on the fringes, but on the dominant actors in the fake news business: governments and the corporate and state media.

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Topic of the Week: Fake News

Fake News About 'Fake News'
Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks
Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz
An Empire of Lies: Why Our Media Betray Us
The cashless economy of Chikalthana
Trump in the White House: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

Website of the Week: FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)
Book of the Week: Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Film of the Week: All governments lie: Truth, deception, and the spirit of I. F. Stone

Organizing: Against Activism

People's History: Dorothea Lange's Censored Photographs of FDR's Japanese Concentration Camps
From the Archives: I. F. Stone's Weekly

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