How has "Fake News" affected Political discourse?

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How has "Fake News" affected Political discourse?

With the recent emergence of the "Fake News" phenomenon, what does this mean for the future of politics?

In recent years, there has been an increasing argument that we now live in a “Post-truth” era. “Fake news” is a phenomenon that has emerged in the era of online news and advertising, aiming to, as argued by Jay McGregor, increase advertising revenue through creating sensationalist stories that the reader is drawn to. From contention over the claims made in the Brexit referendum, to the claims of Donald Trump against the media, the idea of “Fake news” has become an increasingly discussed and prominent topic in Politics. But how has “Fake news” influenced political discourse, and how the news is portrayed to the public?

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