... we wanted to share with our readers an insightful "tweetstorm" by Matt Stoller who goes through the history of not only the so-called "fake news" phenomenon, which is nothing new, but the recent evolution of the "news" business model, to observe how we ended up with Facebook effectively dictating what is and isn't news.
By Matt Stoller:
Fake news was a core concern of New Dealer media reformers. This is part of a statement I found in the Patman archives.
Newspapers owned by reactionary publishers constantly made things up about New Dealers. Like that Congressman didn't pay taxes.