This document briefly describes the topics of your final take home essay . You need to write an essay on the topic below. You should read these paragraphs as guidelines that can help you to plan your argument. Your essay has to be structured in an essay form. It is very important that at the beginning of your answer you clearly state what you want to argue. You must use at least three bibliographical sources in your essay . Include a title. Paraphrasing power points is not allowed. Minimum 1500 words. Penalty of half a grade for the absence of quotes. Here is the topic and the questions you need to answer: 3,— Fake News. What is ‘Fake News’? How do they work? What are the consequences and implications for the status of democracy in our present century? Can you explain why are they fabricated? If we are all consuming this ‘fabricated’ reality, what type of society and culture does ‘Fake News’ mirror? Is there any relation between the so-called ‘politics of deceiving’ with the main characteristics of our shared (neoliberal) cultural paradigm? In this sense, some academic research has also highlighted our present as the age of post-truth. What do you think about this ‘label’? What relationship does it have with ideas of trust and democracy? You may want to take into consideration Shoshana Zuboff’s considerations in regards to the idea of Surveillance Capitalism in order to further explore the concept of Fake News in the digital era. In this regard, Fontcuberta’s artistic work might also be pertinent as a social and cultural critique on how we acquire a comprehension and understanding of the real. Furthermore, this presentation has to illustrate the concept of ‘Fake News’ from an intercultural angle: compare Spanish examples (11M Attacks, Prestige and the Yak affair) with other ones from the U.S.