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Lies, Spies and Big Data: How Fake News is Rewriting Political Landscapes

The news is no longer the news. Journalism has been turned upside-down or, in the jargon of digital entrepreneurs, 'disrupted’ by a new model, like Uber, focused on what the consumer wants to see. However, the problem with disrupting the news is that one can no longer rely on the headlines, even from long-trusted sources or outlets. What consumers often believe is independently verified, objective and factual reporting is increasingly being replaced by comment, opinion and outright lies, filtered through social media channels

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