Just as it happened with the failed Trumpist coup d’état of January 6, 2021, in Brazil, lies manufactured from above were incredibly taken as true and motivated actions from below.
The anticipated midterm elections in the United States were a surprise to many, but also a confirmation of the historical trend that fake news and propaganda have an expiration date.
Over the last decade, we have seen political fracking grow at a disturbing rate, where certain actors fracture and pollute society for their own benefit.
We are witnessing a new blindness to the facts, because the truth is reduced to the subjective impression of each one and becomes the supreme truth for each one without confrontation with factuality.
The main clients of these new disinformation companies specialized in manipulating the digital ecosystem are the governments in power and political parties.
Seven out of ten Latin Americans do not detect a fake news from a real one on the Internet. Despite the advances in communication and information technologies, today we are lost in the middle of an ocean of misinformation and everything points to the fact that the storm that this generates will not abate.
Co-author Fernanda Veggetti
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