Think we’re tough on refugees? That’s fake news

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Fake news is the new black.

Drop the phrase in a casual conversation and some people will be silly enough to assume you are an astute observer of the political scene.

  • Amanda Vanstone
  • The Age

Fake news is information known at the time to be incorrect which is deliberately fed out into the media stream.

Since when has that been a new idea?

Glef 1aThe problem of incorrect information washing through the media system is not new.

Some of it is deliberate.

This is the age-old phenomenon that we have newly named fake news.

There is also the accidental error.

Someone believes it to be true but they are mistaken.

No one can…

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