Great Article about Fake News in 1896.

Check out this nice article in the Atlantic, written by Adrienne LaFrance, that shows that fake news is not just a new thing.

Quote from the article:

“It could not be foreseen that a time would come when a partisan press would seek to mislead the people,” a columnist lamented for The Davenport Daily Republican in 1896. “It could not be foreseen that a time would come when whole columns of fake news would be published, that whole columns of sensational stuff would be printed and read.”

 

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