Post-truth is bigger than fake news and social media. This is the story of bullshit: what’s being spread, why it works – and how we can tackle it.
James Ball (@jamesrbuk) has worked in political, data and investigative journalism in the US and UK for BuzzFeed, The Guardian, the Washington Post and more in a career spanning TV, digital, print and alternative media. His reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, the Scripps Howard prize, the British Journalism Award for investigative reporting, the Royal Statistical Society award and the Laurence Stern Fellowship, among others. His latest book is Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World.
Charlie Beckett (@CharlieBeckett ) is the founding director of Polis, the think-tank for research and debate into international journalism and society in the Media and Communications Department at LSE. He is a regular commentator on journalism and politics for the UK and International media.
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