Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture
1. Media isn't really real In the last couple of years, fakery seems to have accelerated. The term "fake news" appeared out of next-to-nowhere in November 2016. The press has published myths, falsehoods, and exaggerations for about as long as there has been a press, and even the term "fake news" dates back to the 1890s, the Merriam Webster dictionary reports.