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Could footnotes be the key to winning the disinformation wars?

Aug 29, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

We are at a distinctive point in the relationship between information and democracy: As the volume of information dissemination has grown, so too have attempts by individuals and groups to weaponize disinformation for commercial and political purposes. This has contributed to fragmentation, political polarization, cynicism, and distrust in institutions and expertise, as a recent Pew Research Center report found. So what is the solution?

Outside of academics and lawyers, few people may thin...