“Disinformation” Didn’t Bring Us Donald Trump
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Since 2016, the national security establishment has tried to reframe mass disaffection with mainstream politics as the outcome of foreign meddling. But disinformation isn’t the cause of our political malaise, and fighting it won’t get us out of it. The dominant story of post-2016 populist tumult has centered on disinformation on social media platforms. (Darren Halstead / Unsplash) The current malaise about tech platforms and the effects they are having on democracy...

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