To many Americans, Halloween is the spookiest day of the year. This was authored in the 1970s, when fake headlines gave way to real fear.
In the wake of the damning piece by an ‘anonymous Trump official’, the internet believes that the author might be the VP, Mike Pence.
The defence of Julian Assange has largely been left to the individual. Noticeably, no media outlets have stood beside him. Their silence speaks volumes.
Conspiracy theories exist largely because of mainstream media’s lies. So when that same media admonishes the theorists, it’s a case of the pot calling the kettle suspect.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at the age of accountability, the AI awakening and ponder if it’s time to break up Google.