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  • Post-Truth Politics: Conspiracy Media and the Specter of “Fake News”

    Kris Fallon

    Chapter from the book: Fallon, K. 2019. Where Truth Lies: Digital Culture and Documentary Media after 9/11.


    This chapter argues that two of the signature features of the 2016 US presidential elections, the rise of widespread conspiracy theorizing and the re-emergence of the term “fake news”, are an outgrowth of the shifts around digital technology and independent media production and their impact on traditional, mainstream media. It considers a new type of media outlet, referred to as the ‘midstream media’ and its appearance in the context of a splintering news media where distinct boundaries between advertising, public relations, journalism and of course documentary are slowly dissolving

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    Fallon, K. 2019. Post-Truth Politics: Conspiracy Media and the Specter of “Fake News”. In: Fallon, K, Where Truth Lies. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.80.f

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    Published on Oct. 29, 2019