- Sep 19, 2011
I see your point but that would apply to everything - TV news, papers, history etc."Fake News" is a all a bit postmodern for me.
Where do people actually get access to "Non-fake news". If all your information about the world outside your four walls comes through the internet, then everything is tainted with someone else's interpretation. Even the cameraman decides where to point his camera, often obscuring the stuff that's going on beside/behind him. You also have to rely on translators to correctly translate languages you don't understand. Your notions of truth all depend on where you 'click' on your screen.
Where does one find the unassailable, gold-plated, unvarnished "truth" on the internet?
There is few 'unassailable, gold-plated, unvarnished truths' anywhere, I would say.