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#fakenews not slowing down

Is it just my perception or is the fake news phenomenon not slowing down at all? When Facebook announced that it would weed out false reporting I was hopeful it would come to an end. Instead, the frequency of misleading sponsored posts on my timeline has increased and the phenomenon is getting deeper ingrained into our journalistic and even scientific culture. Let me tell you how.

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Conspiracy theory: The Voynich Manuscript

In the early 20th century a mysterious manuscript from the 16th century turns up in London. Handwritten, extensively illustrated, quite sizable, but in an unknown language. Elaborate hoax or important discover? With clues in both directions, cryptographers are still trying hard to decode it. A second and third documentary are available if you continue reading.

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