CRAIG MURRAY on Online News Sources

CRAIG MURRAY on Online News Sources


People no longer tend to get their news from a daily newspaper. Far more people are now sourcing their news from the Internet. And as a result the mainstream media are losing their monopoly of defining what is the news. And so this whole panic about fake news, as Lindsey said, fake news has always existed. The current panic about fake news is to do with the fact that the monopoly on if you like defining the terms of debate is being lost by the mainstream media. The danger of new media is that you have gateways which are corporations. Effectively Facebook and Twitter have the ability to cut off and closed down the stream of most alternative news sources on the Internet. Most alternative news sources on the internet most blogs get over 50 percent of their traffic coming in from Facebook or Twitter as sources. So you now have two new large corporations which are gateways and the whole idea of a fake news meme is to persuade those corporations to close off the gateways and to limit the material to which the public has

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