How the Confederacy Invented Fake News — Market Mad House
The American Civil War was a conflict of many firsts. Those innovations included the first use of Fake News or propaganda and disinformation to influence political events in another nation.
Strangely, it was the Confederacy, which was supposedly fighting to end Northern interference that began such meddling. The target of the Confederate disinformation campaign was the most powerful entity on Earth — the British Empire.
In the 1860s, Britain was the only nation with the military and industrial power to…