What’s the right message?

By Claire Fox | 22 March 2017
  • Claire Fox

US president Donald Trump has ensured fake news has become a key topic for anyone concerned about a free press and democratic accountability. The tweeting POTUS has fiercely attacked what is now dubbed the MSM (mainstream media). He proclaims he wants to speak to Americans ‘without the filter of fake news’.

While many in UK political circles express outrage at Trump’s seeming contempt for the fourth estate’s role in democracy, he isn’t the only politician who prefers to manage his messaging directly.

Want full article access?


Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.

`

Already a subscriber? Login

Local Government Association Local democracy Communications
Top