If you enjoy this blog please pledge here , to help make it happen and order your copy. Laid low with a migraine the other day, my news junkie senses started twitching after a few hours. However, the migraine obviously meant I could not look at a screen which is the normal way I would satisfy this craving. So I extracted myself from my bed and bought a newspaper. Two of them, actually. Flicking through the pages something dawned on me. Something so obvious that it would be easy to overlook it.
How to fix fake news – Sky News interview9th February 2018charlotteahenryVNblog0 My first book "Not Buying It", looking at post-truth in media and politics, is being published by Unbound
If you enjoy this blog please pledge here, to help make it happen and order your copy. With MPs from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee holding hearings on fake news in Washington DC, I discuss how to fix the issues on Sky News Sunrise.
If you enjoy this blog please pledge here , to help make it happen and order your copy. The backlash against Phil Neville’s appointment as the head coach of the England women’s football team continues unabated. Frankly, I am pleased that the discussion has moved on from some rather daft and tasteless tweets discovered from six years ago. Phil Neville is obviously embarrassed by the comments he made in 2012. He should be.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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