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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Abstract

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
Date: 13 July 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, BCU, Birmingham City University, Academic, Academic, Fake News
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X300 Academic studies in Education
X900 Others in 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: 21 Jul 2020 13:49
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9577

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