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

Thematic overviews

The Fondation Descartes publishes thematic overviews written by its research team on major themes related to information and disinformation. The issues addressed are structured around two broad thematic areas: the diagnosis of the current information situation, and the solutions proposed by various actors to remedy information dysfunctions. The goal of these summaries is to present an accessible overview of the topics in question.

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How has the delicate yet necessary balance between freedom of expression, often described as the “cornerstone” of democracy, and the repression of its abuses been designed into the law?

Two phenomenon resulting from the inherent mechanisms of the Internet are often accused of contributing to the polarization of opinions: "filter bubbles" and "echo chambers". In this article, we provide an overview of these two concepts.

Making the journalist profession more ethical and transparent is the mission of the Journalism Trust Initiative and the Trust Project.

Google, Facebook and Twitter have been accused of interfering with democracy in Europe and the United States.

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