This is the second in a series of posts I plan to write about the Internet and journalism. I think it's especially important to think about this because we have entered the era of 'Fake News' where people don't really know what to believe. And so I think journalism is under threat -- and with it our trust in government -- as a result.
As you read this piece, also think about how people respond to Donald Trump. That's what I am doing and I think it's helpful in explaining what's going on with lies that he tells.
Now I think I've said this before, but, according to some research, you have to suspend disbelief to process anything. That's the concept I want to dwell on in this second Internet journalism piece. I wrote the first yesterday and called it "The Internet is for data". Do read that...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.