Former President Barack Obama this week referred to social media-fuelled misinformation as “the single biggest threat to our democracy”. This, alongside countless other examples of the breakneck speed with which falsities travel around our world, begs the question: how did we get here? It wasn’t so long…

The rhetoric around issues of migration, particularly in the UK, has increasingly taken on a vitriolic resonance within media reports and political discourse. People migrating to the UK come from all over the world, made up of students, workers and those seeking asylum. Most of…