A great day for scrolling It’s a great day outside. The sun is up. The weather is good and you are enjoying this relaxing day. Suddenly, you hear a beeping sound. It’s your phone notifying you of a new message. You text back and you put your phone back in your pocket. Another sound. Yay! Someone new followed you on Twitter. “Let’s see who this is!” You tell yourself. You open the app and start scrolling.
Some History Disinformation is not a recent issue. As Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayr`ede has observed: ”The use of propaganda is ancient, but never before has there been the technology to so effectively disseminate it” . Misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda have been features of human communication since at least the Roman times . However, the invention of the Gutenberg printing press in 1493 dramatically amplified the dissemination of disinformation and misinformation, and it ultimately delivered the first large-scale news hoax - ’The Great Moon Hoax’ of 1835.