We’re all victims of the information wars

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Digital technologies of communication were supposed to liberate us from the effects of propaganda, censorship and the ‘fog of war’. And yet, from the outset, the war in Ukraine has produced a catalogue of demonstrable falsehoods and questionable truths on all sides. Of course, there’s nothing new about […]

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US President Ronald Reagan makes a speech outside 10 Downing Street, 9 June 1982. During this visit, Reagan outlined his vision for the National Endowment for Democracy. (Photo: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

‘CIA sidekick’ gives £2.6m to UK media groups

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a non-profit corporation funded by the US Congress, has ploughed over £2.6m into seven British independent media groups over the past five years.  The NED was “created…to do in the open what the Central Intelligence Agency has done surreptitiously for decades”, the New York Times reported in 1997. That […]

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