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ArchiveJuly 2016

Post-truth politics and facts

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With media gatekeeping being the topic of my previous post, this article brought up some points that are worth retreading. In many ways, it is a lament for the death of gatekeeping and a statement against what has been described as “post-truth politics”. This was the first major vote in the era of post-truth politics: the listless remain campaign attempted to fight fantasy with facts, but quickly...

Media gatekeeping & campaigning

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Having made frequent references to media disintermediation, I thought it would be instructive  to take a look at media gatekeeping. Particularly in light of the previous post on Brexit and the idea that electorates were “tired of experts”. Source Media gatekeeping in a traditional context meant that the flow of information and opinion went through a filter consisting of the traditional mainstream...

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