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Breaking democracy: lies, deception and disinformation (Gresham College lecture - accompanying article)

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posted 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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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

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  • Communication and Media

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Gresham College

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This paper and accompanying material is available on the publisher's website at: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/watch-now/breaking-democracy

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2022-05-05

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2022

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Gresham College Lectures

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en

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Prof Andrew Chadwick. Deposit date: 9 May 2022

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