Terry Flew is Professor of Communication and Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology. He is the president of the International Communication Association, and the author of several books, including Understanding Global Media (Palgrave, 2018), and Media Economics (Palgrave, 2015), co-authored with Stuart Cunnningham and Adam Swift. He is currently at work on a book about regulating digital platforms.
Mistrusting the news
GR OnlineSome of what we call ‘fake news’ today is what we used to call propaganda. When the US-born Briton and fascist politician William Joyce, known as Lord Haw-Haw, broadcast radio programs during World War II designed to mislead and demoralise the Allied opponents of Nazi Germany, he would present a mix of fake and factual information.
Guarding the gatekeepers
EssayWARS OFTEN RAGE behind the estimated ten million Wikipedia pages: edit wars, where editors repeatedly override each other’s contributions to a page and cannot reach consensus about what the final content should be. This can extend to many thousands...