Fake news is just propaganda repackaged


Headline from the Guardian:

Fake news is ‘killing people’s minds’, says Apple boss Tim Cook

It’s more than a bit slippery to say that fake news is a new thing or some recent menace that has just surfaced.  It has been around since the beginning of modern propaganda which dates to after World War I.

People should read about the history and functioning of propaganda and they will see how people, Tim Cook included, engage in all sorts of propaganda.  And what is most interesting is how propaganda has become intertwined with capitalism at the same time that people feel they are very sophisticated and believe themselves to be above being effected by it.

 

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