Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust
The Fondation Descartes' experts select and comment on key publications on disinformation, trust in the media and the Foundation's other research topics. This data base is available online to members of the Foundation and in the Foundation's documentation centre.
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Presented here are four major theories behind the functioning of the world's presses: (1) the Authoritarian theory, which developed in the late Renaissance and was based on the idea that […]

How can we understand the metamorphoses and current forms of belief? Why do some beliefs spread rapidly in public opinion and others do not? What are the social contexts that […]

This book offers readers a comprehensive introduction to the economy of attention from the perspective of the basic motive of the pursuit of attention: self-esteem. As a jumping-off point, it […]

Many are those who now constantly claim to be “truthful” or “authentic” to assert their legitimacy, feeding into a glorification of transparency. Whether in the management of private organizations or […]

“Politicians and media institutions, beyond all reason, share the heavy responsibility of reducing citizens’ exposure to “the political question”. This tendency originates from the supposed (and gradually proven) aversion of […]

This book represents the first systematic effort to examine the factual accuracy of the claims made in an entire political advertising campaign, the visuals and sound cues used in that […]

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