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Foucault on fake news, social media and algorithms – BBC Ideas

If he were still alive, what would philosopher Michel Foucault make of the world today? He’d be sounding the alarm, says Professor Angie Hobbs, Professor of Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.
Made by The Moment, 9 August 2018

One thought on “Foucault on fake news, social media and algorithms – BBC Ideas (2018)

  1. Clare O'Farrell says:

    Reblogged this on The History of the Present reading group and commented:

    This is a really good short overview of Foucault’s work. Most of these kinds of animations are usually fairly dubious portrayals of his work but this one is a refreshing departure from the norm. In particular, I liked the author’s debunking of the monotonously repeated outrage at Foucault’s alleged relativism concerning the truth. This animation nicely brands this ‘critique’ as ‘fake news’.

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