The era of fake news for good has (re)begun


In the twilight days of Trump-thuggery, a very old tool reclaims its place

For four years, Trump and his thugs used "fake news" to punch down, instrumentalizing trickery against the least powerful. It was COINTELPRO on steroids. But spoiler alert: those at the bottom aren't to blame for the mess our world is in.

Shortly after Trump's loss, we reclaimed the ancient technique of fun subterfuge against one of the real culprits, a powerful institution at the tip-top of a rather important country. (As always, we even revealed it afterwards—which of course the thugs don't.)

You can read some coverage of the action here. And while you're at it, why not read up on the use of (clean) tricks for good—from 1702 to the present.