[FoRK] old favorites

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Dec 16 16:21:08 PST 2016


Yes, Satire and Fake News are two different points of the taxonomy (as 
well as news that eventually turns out to be false or other stuff). We 
should write one (a taxonomy) as currently there seems to be a vacuum.

Greg

On 12/16/2016 4:13 PM, Ken Meltsner wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 4:08 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III <joe at barrera.org> wrote:
>
>> Does The Onion count?
>
> I would have said satire is an old and honored form of humor, and has
> very little to do with fake news (unless you're not a native speaker),
> but growth in fake news seems to have outstripped our ability to
> satirize it.
>
> It was easier when The Onion came in weekly newspaper form; the web
> makes it too easy to create sites that look just as professional as
> (or more professional than) the real news sites.
>
> So, in the end, it's all Sir Tim's fault.
>
> Ken
>
>


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