The role of the academic in the era of fake news

de Ruyter, A. (2020) The role of the academic in the era of fake news. Centre for Brexit Studies.

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Today I want to revisit a piece I wrote for theTimes Higher Educationoutlet back in August (7th) 2018, entitled “The need to be both scholar and expert is an urgent one”. I was writing this in a Brexitcontext in looking at the myriad ways that misinformation, or downright lies, were widely used –mainly by the Leave side it has to be said –in the run-up to the referendum campaign. In so doing, I wanted to get to grips with the notion that the Internet, rather than necessarily being a means to more widely distil objective, evidence-based information, could just as easily become a platform to amplify existing prejudices and outright nonsense.

Item Type: Other
13 July 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, BCU, Birmingham City University, Academic, Academic, Fake News
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Bethan Tolley
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 13:49
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 17:22

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