We don’t need to look as far as the White House to find fake news. Listening to Matt Hancock repeatedly claiming that care homes have been prioritised since the beginning of the pandemic is an example close to home.
This demonstrably false claim is worse than fake news, it is an attempt to exterminate the truth. This approach to the truth has been going on at least since the vote leave campaign. The leaders of the vote leave campaign are now un-elected advisors at the heart of government.
Make no mistake, this is dangerous territory. Every nasty regime in history has sought to manipulate reality for its own benefit.
The modern “post truth” world is being deliberately encouraged and promoted by the Conservatives. We all need to fight against this perversion of democracy.