This year, fake news has made serious inroads towards toppling house prices and Rupert’s Tesla as the dominant dinner party topic of conversation.
While chatting and chomping with Stephen Waddington in the more down to earth surroundings of Frank’s cafe on Southwark Street, we talked about the demise of the sub-editor, rediscovering the lighter side of Twitter and the joy of making and doing.
The conversation led to the idea of creating memes based on word plays of fake news. Over the following week, I peppered social media at odd hours with a range of these memes. The full collection is displayed below.
This isn’t a clever commentary on the news business. It’s not an analysis of the state of our civic debate. It’s certainly not content marketing designed to build trust, show leadership or sell consultancy. It’s a little bit of fun. Because it’s fun to have fun.