Cicero is Dead! Fake News in Ancient Rome, Interview with Historian Brendan McCarthy
Fake news and ancient Rome? Yes, that’s a thing. Historian Brendan McCarthy brings the story of Cicero, a man who all of Rome thought to be dead, to life.
With the story of Cicero, Dr. McCarthy shows how we can learn from the past to identify fake news in the present. To find the “truth,” he prescribes a steady diet of sources outside of the social media “bubbles” we create for ourselves.