Truth, lies and the pursuit of a good story have always influenced the news. Since the US presidential election in November 2016, ‘fake news’ has become a buzz phrase. But it’s far from a 21st-century phenomenon: propaganda, doctored images and unverified statistics can be found throughout the history of human communications.
Fake News is an investigation into how and why these stories are created—and how new technologies are changing the ways information is spread across the globe. It takes visitors on an exploration of fake stories made and told throughout history, ranging from the Titanic to contemporary politics.
Following the success of the display at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, Fake News is available to hire in the form of a Blueprint Pack, allowing you to create a unique exhibition customised to your specific location and audience.
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
24 November 2017 – 28 January 2018