Disinformation is a central issue for people, and can even have implications for physical health.
Many Latin Americans consider politicians, governments, television and journalists the main culprits in spreading disinformation.
Videos created from different technological artificial intelligence tools that can make anyone say anything.
Misinformation is so old that it predates the human species itself. But the radius of reach of digital social networks, their capillarity and speed have no precedent.
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 distance between science and local communities generates a huge disconnection that sometimes materializes in dehumanized policies. This process has created an enormous distrust of science in many sectors of society.
Co-author Marco Schneider
Human life is based on the credibility of the messengers. It is not that we used to live in the era of truth and now we live in the era of lies. The difference is that the power to disseminate messages thanks to the digital network.
Donald Trump lost the U.S. presidential election, but he still prefers to live in the alternative world that his own propaganda has created for him. In this bizarre universe, he is considered an invincible hero of mythical proportions who decides what is right and what is wrong.
Co-author Fernanda Veggetti
The 2020’s pandemic is not the first one that humanity has experienced, nor will it be the last one. At least, that’s what experts say. What is new is that this plague coincides with the greatest period of interconnectivity that we have experienced as a species.