Terry Pratchett predicted rise of fake news in 1995, says biographer

Marc Burrows discovered Bill Gates interview in which the writer warned of parity of esteem given to stories published on the net In 1995, the internet was a world of dial-up connections and Usenet newsgroups, but according to his biographer, Terry Pratchett had already accurately predicted how the internet would propagate and legitimise fake news. Marc Burrows was digging through old cuttings about the late Discworld author for his forthcoming biography when he came across an interview Pratchett had done …