Breaking democracy: lies, deception and disinformation (Gresham College lecture - accompanying article)
educational resourceposted on 11.05.2022, 09:22 by Andrew ChadwickAndrew Chadwick
With conspiracy theories and disinformation on the rise in both media and politics, is our democracy at risk? We may lose trust in society, in the institutions that inform us, and, ultimately, in the democratic process. Our sense of responsibility for the everyday information we share may diminish. Deceitful politicians may escape scrutiny by claiming that truths are false, falsehoods are true, and in any case nothing can be proved. How should we respond to these challenges?
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