Learn before You Vote
Devoted, cooperative, enjoyable
Director of National Network
of Education NGOs
House of Europe
with holistic approach
Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
One can cheat on all the people for sometime. One can cheat on some people all the time. But one cannot cheat on all the people all the time.
Since it was discovered that information is a commodity bringing fabulous profits, it has ceased to be subject to the traditional criteria of “true or false”. But it has now begun to report to the laws of market forces with their desire for a monopoly and boosting profits.
Our inherent cognitive biases make us ripe for manipulation and exploitation by those who have an agenda to push, especially if they can discredit all other sources of information.
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them
The logic of the media feeds exclusively on cataclysms.
The most disgusting nonsense is pumped into people with the help of the latest technologies.
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Newspapers want to keep us constantly anxious so as to direct our emotions not to what they should really be about.
In the time of a real plague let us be immune
to the virus of a lie.
Critical thinking doesn’t mean we disparage everything; it means that we try to distinguish between claims with evidence and those without.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
The best response to disinformation and propaganda is free and independent press, is the work of journalists. When they ask the difficult questions, then disinformation and propaganda will never succeed.