How information is weaponised in our divided age.
In 2001, a year out of university, Peter Pomerantsev moved to Moscow. Working as a TV producer, he saw first-hand how public opinion was exposed to a “fog of disinformation”, how “spectacle had pushed out sense”. After returning to the UK in 2010, Pomerantsev wrote a series of articles, and then a book, Nothing is True and Everything is Possible (2014), that captured brilliantly what was so distinctive about Vladimir Putin’s Russia. He depicted a place where the lines between reality and performance were constantly blurring and “a radical relativism which …read more
Source: New Statesman