Despite the ominous headlines, the influence of fake news on political decision-making appears to be limited.
- Madeleine de Cock Buning and Miguel Poiares Maduro
- Project Syndicate
But that does not make digital deception any less dangerous; fake news feeds – and is fed by – polarization, and, paradoxically, the more it is discussed, the more disruptive it becomes.
FLORENCE – Today, debates about public issues play out on social media, people receive their news via digital platforms, and politicians pitch their policies using these same media.
The Internet is our new public square.
In the public square of old, journalists and editors served as gatekeepers and…