Just When You Thought the Problem of Fake News Couldn’t Get Any Worse

I speak on the issue of fake news — what it is — what it isn’t —  how easily it fools us — divides us and can waste journalists’ time. I admit is scare me. It — along with the social media silos of Facebook we find so much comfort in, are damaging our society — and our democracy.  For the most part it’s been a problem for digital and print media.  Now,  the adage, “Pictures tell no lies” is no longer true because it’s no longer expensive or particularly difficult to manipulated video — and that should scare us all.  Check out this opinion piece in the Guardian about the foul new frontiers in digital deception.