Mass media

Corbyn at Glastonbury

The Corbyn spy hoax and the cycle of fake news

Jan Blommaert
5 minutes to read

In February 2018, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused by the British tabloids of having been a Soviet spy. The media debate following these allegations offer us a glimpse the structure of a new media environment and the making of fake news.


Working paper
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle watched Trump's entire rally in Jacksonville. And he read all the posts of Trump's critics. He concludes that Trump is immune, even more: that the critiques makes him thrive.