Stop talking about fake news!

  title={Stop talking about fake news!},
  author={Joshua Habgood-Coote},
  pages={1033 - 1065}
ABSTRACT Since 2016, there has been an explosion of academic work that fixes its subject matter using the terms ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’. In this paper, I argue that this terminology is not up to scratch, and that academics and journalists ought to completely stop using the terms ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’. I set out three arguments for abandonment. First, that ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’ do not have stable public meanings, entailing that they are either nonsense, context-sensitive, or… 
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"Fake News" and Conceptual Ethics
  • É. Brown
  • Philosophy
    Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy
  • 2019
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