Since we are supposedly in the information age where information is currency, the control of information is highly important. It is easier than ever to find information however it is also easier to spread false information. During world war 2, the British Government set up an entire government department dedicated to spreading the right messages so that it’s citizens behaved and believed appropriately. Today all it takes is social media.
This is the photo which started it all, posted online and shown by news outlets.
I wasn’t there, so how do I know which one is true? The BBC is a trusted new provider so do I just assume because they ran with the story that it is fact?