Australia

Misinformation

Fake Arguments On Fake News

While the authenticity verifiers marshalled across platoons of fact checkers might well be thinking they are doing us a service, nothing ever replaces the sceptical reader who covers multiple sources to identify an account and question it.  Never just read lines, but between them; never just accept news, but monitor its content and those who produce it.

Nigel Farage

CPAC Down Under

The Conservative Political Action Conference, had arrived in Sydney. The real entertainment bill was to be supplied by such figures as Brexiter supremo Nigel Farage and former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, Raheem Kassam. For only the second time since coming into existence in 1974 with 400 registrants, CPAC was holding a gathering outside the United States.