James Ball is the author of Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World. He has worked in political, data, and investigative journalism in the U.S. and the U.K. for BuzzFeed, The Guardian, and the Washington Post in a career spanning TV, digital, print, and alternative media. His reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, the Scripps Howard Prize, the British Journalism Award for investigative reporting, The Royal Statistical Society Award and the Laurence Stern Fellowship