The Technology that Unknowingly Disrupted the Truth


One Monday morning in 2016, Britain woke to a corrupted news story which stated the Prime Minister, David Cameron had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s head”, according to the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail reported, “A distinguished Oxford contemporary claims Cameron once took part in an outrageous initiation ceremony at a Piers Gaveston event, involving a dead pig”. The authors of the story claimed they got the source from an MP, who had seen photographic evidence. It was a great opportunity to humiliate a distinguished Prime Minister…

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