The socio-political and scientific advancement of democracy depends upon the search for truth, by way of the measured use of our critical faculties for thinking and debating. As a result, it is those very democratic
principles and scientific advancements that also provide us with freedom of expression and freedom of the media, taken in the absolute. In times of ever changing “truths”, our societies have become unsure of the information on which they rely to make informed and factbased socio-political decisions.
This book describes and analyses the content of the current information landscape, explains how information content shapes our perception, and provides case studies and remedies to prevent the confusion of fact and fakery.