Why Do Hoax Videos Proliferate When Disaster Strikes?
Maybe because the real footage seems insufficient to what we feel in an apocalyptic age.
Why do hoax videos proliferate when hurricanes hit and the Amazon burns? Maybe because the real footage seems insufficient to what we feel in an apocalyptic age.
The rosy postwar belief that the world is generally improving has been in many ways an illusion of the privileged. It’s beginning to falter. To live in our present is to discover that much of what we believed was solid and permanent is in fact fragile.