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.
Was one of Panamarenko’s most iconic pieces inspired by a ’70s Nazi hoax? Follow me across a weird and wonderful story past twentieth century legends and pop-culture folklore. At the very least, you’ll learn about a few sensational tales and have a more profound appreciation for my favorite artist’s work, I promise.
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.