As it has in almost everything candidate and now president-elect Trump says, mainstream media report the statement. Not the fact that the statement is chock-full of lies.
Trump tweets that Boeing has a $4 billion contract marked by cost overruns. Media organizations report it as though it were true. It wasn’t. It was a big, fat lie.
I haven’t written about the economics of information recently. A Financial Times blog post blaming Facebook and Google for the election has changed that.