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On the frontline of the war on truth

Fighting fake news could be ever harder than the Cold War

By Sameer Rahim   October 2019
Maria Ressa, who runs the Rappler online news website in Jakarta John Nacion/starmaxinc.com/Starmax/PA Images

Maria Ressa, who runs the Rappler online news website in Jakarta John Nacion/starmaxinc.com/Starmax/PA Images

Peter Pomerantsev has truth-telling in his blood. His father was a dissident who moved to the UK and then worked for the World Service. Born in Soviet Kiev in 1977, Pomerantsev himself returned to Russia as an adult, in the hope that journalism would thrive in a nation recently freed from communism. But he was soon disillusioned by the fake reality peddled by…

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