Posts tagged freedom of the press
Thought Policing During Election Time

With the European Parliament elections coming up on May 23rd, how do we gather solid and trustworthy information so we can vote wisely? Could disinformation affect the outcomes, like it did in the 2016 US presidential elections? France recently passed a new law to tackle fake news during election time. Opponents warn for Orwellian policies and the undermining of free speech and free media

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‘Enemies of the People’: Anti-Media Rhetoric and the Transatlantic Relationship

Populist politicians’ crusade against the media is more than just an attempt to undermine trust in the free press—it is an attack on truth itself. How large is the threat journalism faces in a post-truth world?Analysis provided by our partner for this issue, the Bertelsmann Foundation North America.

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