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By Gérald Bronner

This ebook discusses the media, ideals, the scoop, the web, and so on. however it shouldn't be obvious as one more critique of the media approach, exploring with offended fascination the belief of a machination opposed to fact arrange to serve a society of domination. these types of theories, whether or not they pertain to conspiracy theories or, extra subtly, to a self-styled "critical" mind set, have constantly looked to be the expression of a kind of highbrow puerility. this isn't to claim that makes an attempt at manipulating evaluations don't ensue, or that our international is loose from compromised rules, or certainly corruption; faraway from it, yet none of this can be the major issue.

In truth, fact can one way or the other be much more unsettling than these myths, although subtle they are, that envisage the media procedure hand-in-hand with undefined, technological know-how, etc, all in contract with the intention to lead the "people" clear of the reality. it really is extra unsettling as the strategies defined during this publication and that let falsehood and dubiousness to snatch the general public sphere are boosted through the advance of IT, the workings of our minds, and the very nature of democracy. and at last, it truly is extra unsettling simply because we're all chargeable for what will take place to us.

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