- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (103 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Java Films Exclusives, 2017.
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Originally produced by Java Films Exclusives in 2017.
What is the Internet doing to information and journalism? The influence of fake news and false information on American and British election results seems undeniable, especially with politicians like Donald Trump offering an alternative to traditional media, and mainstream politicians actively branding journalists, experts, and the media as 'liars'. The ever-growing impact of social media in the political landscape means that those with an agenda can easily bypass the filters of professional journalism, and quickly relay their message to the masses with enough clout to swing elections by several percentage points. We are living in the 'post truth times'. Facts are no longer so important. Are things really so black and white or are there certain levels of truth? Does the population nowadays have time to worry about if they are receiving accurate information? In the age of catered media, do really want to know the truth, or do we simply prefer a pretty story? Filmed in the USA and Europe, featuring Noam Chomsky and top experts and journalists from The Guardian and the New York Times, this investigative documentary explores how the latest developments in media and journalism are shaping our society. Where can we go to stay informed in these post truth times?
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