The long and brutal history of fake news: Bogus news has been around a lot longer than real news — and it’s left a lot of destruction behind. The NRA was waging war on facts way before the “fake news” boom. David Uberti on the real history of fake news. Sarah Kendzior on the fake war on fake news. The only antidote to the poison of fake news. Fact-checking 2016: Trump dominates annual review of political falsehoods. Trump’s own “truther” act is frightening. The problem of the lazy brain: The first step in confronting the “post-truth” era is recognizing that we are all susceptible to lapses in critical thinking and motivated reasoning. Francis Fukuyama on the emergence of a post-fact world.

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