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Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News A. Brad Schwartz talked about the reaction to the 1938 Orson Welle's radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. The broadcast had six million… read more

Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News A. Brad Schwartz talked about the reaction to the 1938 Orson Welle's radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. The broadcast had six million listeners, one million of which said they believed it was real. He argues that while the myth of the broadcast creating a widespread panic is still conventional wisdom, the real concern of listeners at the time was over the power of radio in society. close

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Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

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