Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust



Based on the observation of a loss of trust in information (a), this text explores the notion of the sincerity of information from two angles: the law of sincerity of discourse in linguistics (b), which postulates the ethical obligation to present as true only what one has sufficient reason to hold as such; and the legal obligation of sincerity of information in accounting, financial or budgetary matters (c).

The Fondation Descartes welcomes the drafting of the DSA, which serves to update the e-Commerce Directive (2000). It however calls for the reconsideration of certain aspects that seem to endanger freedom of expression on the Internet.


How to regulate digital platforms? Jean-Philippe Hecketsweiler and Laurent Cordonier's opinion piece published in Les Echos.

Juin 2020

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