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Bad News by Rob Brotherton

Bad News

Why We Fall for Fake News

Rob Brotherton

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Bloomsbury Sigma
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 14 May 2020
ISBN: 9781472962850
3 stars out of 5
Stuart Kelly
16 May 2020

"This is a lucid, clever, well-written and deeply problematic book"

There is much to admire and more to ponder in this book, even if much of the research has already been pre-packaged for the market. The use of “fake news” in the title is itself a little fake, in that the work does not analyse what is “fake” about “fake news”. Did Hitler believe his vile ideas about Jewish people in the same way as Trump denounces valid questions as lies, mendacities and falsehoods? It’s easy, as my Mum says, to cast nasturtiums, but far harder to create a vaccine for them.