How to handle “fake news” and “alternative facts”
in The end of populism
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Populism is promoted by fake news on social media. In this chapter different proposals are made to defend the truth and fight “post-truth” and so-called “alternative facts.” These include defending free speech, rigorous fact-checking, adding an “opposing point of view” button to Facebook pages, and adding the item “propaganda” to the “democratic education” curriculum of secondary schools. The author warns against the use of fake news by hostile powers, such as Russia, which interfere in Western democracies.

The end of populism

Twenty proposals to defend liberal democracy

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