Why You’re Fooling Yourself About Fooling Yourself About Fake News

Josh Marshall, who is generally one of the better political commentators out there, recently wrote a piece called Why You’re Fooling Yourself About Fake News. The point of the piece is that liberals who believe that fake news sways elections are wrong. Fake news, says Marshall, is a demand-driven phenomena: the people reading and believing … Continue reading Why You’re Fooling Yourself About Fooling Yourself About Fake News

The “They Had Their Minds Made Up Anyway” Excuse

BGR graciously linked my post from the weekend, a post showing that the scale at which fake news stories trend on Facebook can dwarf traditional news in terms of shares. (Thanks, BGR!) However, they end with this paragraph, which I’d like to reply to: On a related note, it stands to reason that most individuals prone … Continue reading The “They Had Their Minds Made Up Anyway” Excuse