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Witch Hunts: Where "Fake News" Began

Witch Hunts: Where "Fake News" Began

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Witch Hunts: Where "Fake News" Began

In the 1600s, self-proclaimed witch hunter Matthew Hopkins stirred public panic with his book "The Discovery of Witches," as competing Catholics and Protestants sought to attract new followers by demonstrating their power to expose and capture "witches."
Clip S1 E1 Length 03:38 Premiere: 3.17.20

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Niall Ferguson’s Networld

About Niall Ferguson’s Networld

From the Reformation and 17th century witch-hunting, through the American Revolution and to the nightmare visions of Orwell’s 1984, Ferguson explores the intersection of social media, technology and the spread of cultural movements.

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Season 1: Episode 1: Disruption

Episode 3 – “Networld War”

S1 E3 Length 55:37 Premiere Date 3.16.20

Episode 2 – “Winner Takes All”

S1 E2 Length 55:37 Premiere Date 3.16.20

Episode 1 – “Disruption”

S1 E1 Length 55:26 Premiere Date 3.17.20

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