Inside the Times: Reporters Talk About Wading in the Swamps of Falsehoods

From an Inside the Times story featuring Blake Hounshell, Sheera Frenkel, Tiffany Hsu, and Stuart A. Thompson headlined “Wading in the Swamps of Falsehoods”:

“Fake news” has gone from a hot buzzword popularized during the 2016 presidential campaign to an ever-present phenomenon known more formally as misinformation or disinformation.

Whatever you call it, sowing F.U.D. — fear, uncertainty and doubt — is now a full-time and often lucrative occupation for the malign foreign actors and even ordinary U.S. citizens who try to influence American politics by publishing information they know to be false.