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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Criticism towards the media and journalists is gaining momentum by the day. Economic and advertising constraints, technological upheavals and societal demands are weighing down on the press with unprecedented intensity. […]

"L’un des traits les plus caractéristiques de notre culture est l’omniprésence “One of the most characteristic features of our culture is the omnipresence of bullshit.” This short essay, though taking […]

According to Volkoff, the collapse of the USSR has not stifled the tidal wave of misinformation imposed on the public by the mass media. Rather, it has made this disinformation […]

Where do our ideas come from? Some come from ourselves, or so we think, but most of them are communicated to us by others, and we pass them on in […]

A lobster platter or a yellow vest, a candidate's suit or an American president's tweet – we either choose to be visible or we suffer from it, but we can […]

On August 31, 2020, Facebook removed a network of 55 Facebook accounts,42 Pages and 36 Instagram accounts attributed to the US-based strategic communications firm CLS Strategies for engaging in coordinated […]

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