Fake News

Labour shadow cabinet minister’s fake news

21 May 2017 10:34

Oh dear. Given that today’s papers are filled with negative headlines regarding the Conservative manifesto, one would be forgiven for…

When politicians buy the newspaper front pages, they create fake news

6 May 2017 16:58

Newspapers everywhere are in trouble, with advertising revenues down about 20 per cent a year. Local newspapers are worst hit…

Forget fake news. The bigger problem is misleading news

3 April 2017 16:29

The way that ‘fake news’ became an overnight crisis is telling; just as progressive ideas were being rejected by voters…

The Stop Trump protesters have got their priorities all wrong

21 February 2017 20:03

There’s almost as much talk about ‘virtue-signalling’ these days as there is about ‘fake news’. But one thing that doesn’t…

This fake story made me feel sympathy for Donald Trump

21 February 2017 14:40

There was a great commotion in central London last night. A police helicopter hovered over The Spectator‘s office making a din,…

Overwhelmed by opinion? Here’s how to cope

19 February 2017 9:00

quot homines, tot sententiae: as many men, so many opinions. What seemed a universal human truth for the playwright Terence…

Watch: Donald Trump vs ‘fake news’

11 January 2017 17:33

Given that Donald Trump’s day got off to a bad start thanks to Buzzfeed‘s decision to publish an ‘unverified and potentially…