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  • Fake Invasion, Real Defense Cuts

    Trump has treated the Pentagon budget as sacrosanct, unless he can raid it to pay for his wall.

    www.nytimes.com
  • Top 10 books about fake news

    Mendacious propaganda has a long history, in fiction from George Orwell to Philip Roth – and real-life reports by authors including Roald Dahl We all lie. But some of us are better at it than others. Then there are people who are so good at lying that they are paid to change the minds of millions, using techniques few of us will ever understand. It is often said that we live in an age of fake news, but this has been going on for years, and so have attempts to describe, analyse and anticipate its...

    the Guardian
  • Could language be the key to detecting fake news?

    Purveyors of disinformation can be caught out by the particular words they use, according to new research The internet represents the biggest explosion of data in human history. There’s more out there, and more access to it than ever before. The information ecosystem is a bit like a tropical rainforest: luxuriant, dense and fiercely competitive. As such, it contains its fair share of predators and poisonous plants. Deliberately misleading articles, websites and social media posts can come about...

    the Guardian