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

Tag: Manipulation

A small practical guide written in 1928 by Sigmund Freud's American nephew, this book cynically and straightforwardly sets out the main principles of mass mental manipulation or what Bernays called […]

Political propaganda is one of the dominant phenomena of the 20th century. Without it, communist revolution and fascism would not have been conceivable.

The usual notions of delirium, lies, fabulation, mythomania, can be associated or even entangled.

Fake news and alternative facts today challenge the notion of truth. Those spreading them undermine the functioning of democratic states.

Technology as it develops today holds out tremendous hope... But it is also intrusive, domineering and an instrument of polarization.

Can we measure the impact of manipulation ? Everyone finds, in the media or on the Internet, something to confirm their beliefs.

The campaign for the UK Brexit referendum or the 2016 US presidential election campaign were marked by the central importance of social media and the emergence of what is now called fake news.

Information is increasingly seen as a common good, the protection of which falls into all citizens concerned with the quality of public debate.

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