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The Fake-News Fallacy


War of the worlds

Radio, in its early days, was seen as a means for spreading hysteria and hatred, just as the Internet is today.

Credit: Oliver Munday

On the evening of October 30, 1938, a seventy-six-year-old millworker in Grover's Mill, New Jersey, named Bill Dock heard something terrifying on the radio.

From The New Yorker
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