We had a dry run for this age of disinformation back in the McCarthy era. Back then the journalistic profession failed in much the same way as it has failed in our age that started with Iraq War weapons-of-mass destruction disinformation. Yet The journalistic community group no lessons from McCarthy—other than to deify Edward R. Murrow. The McCarthy era was less serious than ours, largely because Republican politicians withdrew their support for McCarthy when Eisenhower became president. But will anything cause a similar shift today?: Claire Wardle: 5 Lessons for Reporting in an Age of Disinformation: “Doing journalism in an age of disinformation is incredibly hard, and I simply don’t think the news industry has even started grappling with the difficult questions being raised...


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