Fake news and partisan epistemology

Regina Rini

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This paper does four things: (1) It provides an analysis of the concept ‘fake news.' (2) It identifies distinctive epistemic features of social media testimony. (3) It argues that partisanship-in-testimony-reception is not always epistemically vicious; in fact some forms of partisanship are consistent with individual epistemic virtue. (4) It argues that a solution to the problem of fake news will require changes to institutions, such as social media platforms, not just to individual epistemic practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E-43-E-64
JournalKennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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