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Fake news in the 17th century

One intense public argument over superstition, the occult and diagnosis shows how the invention of printing technology enabled people to share their opinions as never before, with many topics even ‘trending’.

Words by Christy Henshaw

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Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw manages Wellcome Collection’s digitisation programme. She is constantly amused and mystified by the collections and works with her team to make them available freely to all.