William Watkin

Professor, Brunel University

Dissecting the emergence of the ‘fake news’ – and weighing in on Trump/Brexit

9th February 2017

William Watkin is Professor of Contemporary Philosophy and Literature at Brunel University. In this in-depth interview, he discusses the emergence of ‘fake news’ and so-called ‘factobesity’; argues press complicity led to Brexit and Trump; and dissects the mechanics – and consequences – of post-truth media.