Futures Forum: Big data and big lies...
It's also had an effect on national politics in the UK:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and the use of data analytics
Futures Forum: Brexit: and post-fact politics
Futures Forum: Brexit: and bots
Futures Forum: Fake news, the UK general election and local news
And even on local politics:
Futures Forum: Fake news and the general election in Devon
Futures Forum: Debunking fake news in East Devon with 'on-line open-source investigation'
Futures Forum: "The decline of local journalism is a threat to democracy and is fuelling the rise in fake news."
Social media is at the centre of much of this:
Futures Forum: The weaponization of social media
Futures Forum: The age of Social Warming
A new example of 'fake news' on social media has just erupted in France - with a new petition from Avaaz calling on the likes of Facebook to counter this growing trend:
Avaaz - The World in Action