The Launch of 'Fake News: A Roadmap'
28 February 2018
A new book, written by King’s students and published collaboratively by King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) and NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, sets out to provide an in-depth analysis of the phenomenon known as Fake News.
Fake News: A Roadmap is the first comprehensive publication to discuss the character, consequence, and challenges of Fake News. It aims to inject clarity into the confusion of misinformation and disinformation that affects politics today.
As well as providing a more in-depth look at Fake News than in other literature currently available, issues discussed in the book have been submitted to the Fake News inquiry currently being held by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of the House of Commons. The book will also be freely available to anyone across the globe.
KCSC is committed to innovative ideas and research in Strategic Communications and the contributions of our students. Fake News: A Roadmap is testimony to this.
Dr Neville Bolt, Director of KCSC
Fake News: A Roadmap is the first publication to be written and edited by 15 MA students while studying strategic communications at King’s. A new full MA course in Strategic Communications will begin at King’s in September 2018
The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence takes new challenges in the information environment very seriously. Although fake news is nothing new, there are new techniques for hostile information to be spread faster and more effectively. We need intellectual rigour and big thinking to inspire new ways for governments and societies to approach these challenges. Our cooperation with King’s College London and their bright students has brought us a much needed insight into the fake news phenomenon.
Jānis Sārts, Director of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence