The true history of fake news

22 February 2017

The fake news world isn't new, according to Robert Darnton, Professor of History and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.

The tradition can be traced back to the Byzantine empire, but its real origins can be found in early newspaper journalism in 18th century London and Paris.

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Phillip Adams, Robert Darnton, 2017, The true history of fake news, ABC Radio National, viewed 30 March 2017, <>.

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