Marvel Cinematic Universe films have been more confident about tackling real-world politics lately. Themes like fake news, manipulations of reality and making a distinction between truth and fabrication in the post-truth world are not subtle in the film and the makers did not try to be subtle about them. It is not just Mysterio (who creates an elaborate backstory and even more elaborate illusions to fool people including Spider-Man). The mid-credit scene reveals JK Simmons’ J Jonah Jameson (making a triumphant comeback from Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man films), who seems to be playing a right-winger who puts up shocking (real or fake) videos on his website (Dailybugle.net instead of The Daily Bugle) to gain views.
As I mentioned in the previous point. Simmons made a hugely surprising and delightful comeback as J Jonah Jameson, the irritable editor of a newspaper who wants all the dirt his underlings can get on Spider-Man. Of course, this being the digital age, he is now the editor or owner of a website which is like an online tabloid.
We learned in the post-credit scene that Nick Fury and Maria Hill in the movie were actually Talos and his wife Soren (the skrulls we met in Captain Marvel) in disguise. First of all, it is great that Ben Mendelsohn’s character is going to be in more MCU films than just Captain Marvel. Second, Nick Fury, the real one, is commandeering a Skrull spaceship on a secret mission. There was a casual mention of Skrull sleeper cells which might or might not mean malignant Skrulls with designs to conquer the earth (read: Secret Invasion).