The conflict narrative performs a neat intellectual sleight of hand. Disinformation and misinformation are after all not actual “things” that can be defeated or destroyed. As a result, the “war on disinformation” is as ambiguous as the “war on terror” or the “war on drugs.” The specifics are simply left for another day. This is more than a semantic quibble. Having suited up for war, we end up being uncertain about where—exactly—the battlefield is. Is […]
Fake news is fictional or untrue information that’s presented online or through media houses as news.