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Kate Farhall

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The real news on ‘fake news’: politicians use it to discredit media, and journalists need to fight back

A new study reveals that politicians are only too happy to use the term 'fake news' against the media – to the great detriment of journalism and public debate.
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Political elites’ use of fake news discourse across communications platforms

This article finds evidence in the Australian context supporting the concept of a “fake news” contagion. Fake news language has emerged as part of Australian strategic political communications since Donald Trump’s election; however, its usage is not (yet) widespread among Australian MPs.