Episode 1 – “Disruption”
With the help of experts in network theory and precedents from history, Ferguson argues that the printing press had similar consequences for 16th-and 17th-century Europe as the personal computer and the Internet have for the world since the 20th century, leading to polarization and the dissemination of fake news.
The origin of "fake news" can be traced back to the witch hunts in the 1600s.
With every like and share online, data is collected to help predict consumer habits.
A closer look at the Russian social media operation set on dividing Americans.