A podcast about a song about the parallels of fake news today and satire in the 18th Century based on research by Prof Abigail Williams at the University of Oxford
It might seem like fake news is an exclusively modern experience but it turns out there are many parallels to be drawn between the explosion of printed works in the 18th Century and the internet in more modern times. This is an interview explores the research behind a song that explores some early examples of 'fake news' and how this was interpreted. Theliterature, fake news, parody, Satire song was written by Jonny Berliner in collaboration with Prof. Abigail Williams in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford. Read more about Abigail's research: http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/people/professor-abigail-williams.