From fringe conspiracy theories to ‘alternative facts’, a timely look at how we arrived in the ‘fake news’ era. Facts and Other Lies puts fake news in its historical context and explains how disinformation has fractured society, even threatening democracy itself. It explains why disinformation is so potent and so hard to stop, and what we can do to help prevent its proliferation in Australia – where politicians and shock jocks are already operating from the same dark playbook. It outlines how anyone can defuse disinformation in the home, office or pub, or wherever the deluded gather to spread their nonsense. Be prepared! Only on Australia Institute TV.
Author, Facts and Other Lies
Director, Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsibe Technology
Deputy director, The Australia Institute
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