Social networking -- connecting people and spreading information -- is not a new concept, but has actually been around for centuries. The three-part documentary Niall Ferguson's Networld explained how these networks of the past can provide insight into what's happening today, and beyond.
Where did “fake news” begin? Back in the 1600s, as competing Catholics and Protestants sought to attract new followers by demonstrating their power to expose and capture “witches.”
The advent of fake news, corporate monopolies and government interference is nothing new. Only by understanding history can we find solutions to the issues facing our new ‘networld’ today like information war and election interference.– Niall Ferguson
Ferguson’s past documentaries have always provided an informative perspective. Looking forward to this.– Gary G.
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