Do the words 'disinformation' and 'misinformation' hide more than they reveal?

There’s an interesting bit in Harper’s this month on ‘Big Disinfo’, which author Joseph Bernstein defines as a knowledge production engine “at the juncture of media, academia, and policy research” which assumes there is a “content crisis” pulling people away from a fact-based order. This crisis, the story goes, deforms political discourse, degrades inst…

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