Monday, July 3, 2017

David V. Gioe — The History of Fake News

Yep, fake news is a staple, manufactured by intel services.

The post is also a valuable lesson in critical thinking and the need for it in a liberal democracy — like American philosopher and educator John Dewey said.

Strategic Culture Foundation
The History of Fake News
David V. Gioe | Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he also serves as the History Fellow for the Army Cyber Institute. He is a former CIA analyst and operations officer, and he holds a commission as a Foreign Area Officer in the Navy Reserve


Noah Way said...

Georges Seldes first wrote about fake news in Freedom of the Press (1935), detailing accounts of newspaper fraud dating back to his first job as a reporter around 1910.

MRW said...


In an age of fake news, considering whether information is true is less important than whether it is useful for supporting a worldview, or discounting that of others. Thus, the utility of information is now more important than its veracity.