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Our very British fake news industry | Richard Seymour on Patreon
Increasingly, with the rise of the platforms, this old school smear machine is losing ground. It is a product of Cold War era print monopolies and the relationships with states and para-state operators developed in that time. This isn't the basis for triumphalism. As the story of dark money, Cambridge Analytica, Breitbart, and the role of sock puppets and trolls involved in online propaganda demonstrates, a new rightist machinery is gradually emerging. It is less powerful for now, but also nastier and less restrained. And since it may be losing a wider cultural battle over the long term, it is apt to become rather desperate.

Still, we are where we are. These smears might have worked once. They might have finished off political careers. Now the only careers that look weaker as a result are on the front-bench. In other words, the moral panic about 'fake news' has come at a time of unique crisis -- of both profitability and authority -- for the fake news industry. That's what the discourse is concealing.
UK  politics  CorbynJeremy  LabourParty  espionage  smears  tabloids  misinformation  MurdochRupert  ToryParty  Sky  FoxNews  GuidoFawkes  TheSun  alt-right  Breitbart  CambridgeAnalytica  dctagged  dc:creator=SeymourRichard 
february 2018 by petej
How Journalism Works (Part 94) - Guy Fawkes' blog
They can’t bring themselves to give credit, because then their editors would ask them why they were beaten – again – by a below-the-salt blogger?
blogging  journalism  guidofawkes  newspapers 
december 2010 by patricksmithjournalist
How Journalism Works (Part 94) - Guy Fawkes' blog
They can’t bring themselves to give credit, because then their editors would ask them why they were beaten – again – by a below-the-salt blogger?
blogging  journalism  guidofawkes  newspapers  from delicious
december 2010 by patricksmithjournalist
BBC Boss Tells Left-Wing News Staff “Stop Tweeting” - Guy Fawkes' blog
"The Director of BBC News, Helen Boaden, has just sent out this chatty email to all her staff today:<br />
<br />
Dear All,<br />
<br />
We have had some occasions recently of BBC News staff using social networking sites to share with the world their somewhat controversial opinions on matters of public policy and the future of the BBC. Unsurprisingly, these have been picked up by the wider web and used to discredit the BBC and its impartiality. We have Editorial Guidelines which cover the personal use of the internet …which everyone should observe. We also have brains and judgement which I suggest people fully engage before rushing to communicate. Hx"
Twitter  impartiality  2010  news  GuidoFawkes  blogging  from delicious
october 2010 by Dan_10v11
BBC | BBC College of Journalism Blog - Stained or sullied
What's most disappointing about all of this isn't just that a political blog has given currency to unsubstantiated allegations. Nor that it's been done in a way that's encouraged some pretty shocking verbal homophobia.
blogging  politics  2010  BBC  CollegeofJournalism  IainDale  GuidoFawkes 
september 2010 by Dan_10v11
Quote of the Day - Guy Fawkes' blog
“There is “a really nice atmosphere” in No. 10“
politics  labour  guidofawkes 
february 2010 by patricksmithjournalist

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