published in Harper's Magazine
Bernstein posits a crucial theory on "disinformation": could it be a centrist reaction to the polarization of politics and an attempt to hold on to the power that is slipping away? He writes, "'Misinformation' and 'disinformation' are used casually and interchangeably to refer to an enormous range of content, ranging from well-worn scams to viral news aggregation; from foreign-intelligence operations to trolling; from opposition research to harassment. In their crudest use, the terms are simply jargon for 'things I disagree with.'"
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