In Kenneth Burke's 'The War of Words,' the late rhetorical theorist picks apart the little ways news articles can subtly influence readers – and harden divisions.
The power of the mainstream media to put pressure US government policy should not be underrated.
It's not just the US which is seeing a rise in support for neo-Nazi organisations and right-wing politics. In Scandinavia it's infiltrating the mainstream.
While specific stories from RT don't reach many people, they change the mainstream media's behaviour.
It's election time and all the political parties are locked in a social media battle. But does it help inform political debate or just cause even more confusion?
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era - which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident - is folly.