Javascript is not activated in your browser. This website needs javascript activated to work properly.
You are here

Fake news and post-truth in electioneering : Getting past the anger stage

  • Mikael Klintman
Publishing year: 2019-12-09
Language: English
Document type: Other
Publisher: Manchester University Press

Abstract english

Most of us are fed up of the incessant media coverage of fake news and dishonest political campaigns.

We might be fed-up. But at the same time we can’t help but repeatedly mumble our common-sense complaints about a world we don’t recognise: ‘How can even apparently intelligent people believe in fake news about the major issues of this election? Brexit, anti-scientific claims dismissing climate change, and fake news about the NHS and trade deals?’ ‘How can so many people continue to fall for Boris Johnson’s trick of repeating his unsubstantiated claims until these claims somehow become the truth to the media? (The text continues, please click weblink!)


  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • Brexit
  • UK election
  • Knowledge resistance
  • Ignorance


  • Knowledge Resistance: Understanding and Managing Avoidance of Insights from the Others
Mikael Klintman
E-mail: mikael [dot] klintman [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se



+46 70 284 55 48

+46 70 284 55 48


Sociologiska institutionen, Paradisgatan 5, Hus G, Lund


Sociologist with a broad, human scientific interest in social, economic and evolutionary dimensions of environmental and health related problems.

Department of Sociology
Lund University
Visiting address: Sandgatan 11, House G, Lund
Postal address: Box 114 , SE-221 00 LUND, SWEDEN
Telephone: Student Office +46 46-222 88 44, Lund University Switchboard +46 46-222 00 00

Faculty of Social Sciences