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Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered The World. James Ball

As the Guardian puts it, “We mustn’t just focus on new technologies in explaining the rise of bullshit. We should follow the money”. As old media circulation fades due to high production costs and falling ad revenue the vacuum is filled with alternative “news” sites where making stuff up is far cheaper. James Ball argues that the end result of this process, is that “we give no more weight to the BBC or the New York Times than to a Facebook status or American Patriot Daily”.