Digital law lawyer
and media educator
at EDUK-MEDIA, Cameroon
Disciplined, rigorous, moralising
Digital law lawyer
of the Alliance for Europe,
the European Front
Conscious, caring, strategic
Eastern Europe Studies Centre,
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Open, critical, responsible
Director and co-founder
of Civic Resilience Initiative
Proactive, attentive, creative
Director of National Network
of Education NGOs
House of Europe
with holistic approach
We live in the world where all wars will begin as cyber wars… It’s the combination of hacking and massive, well-coordinated disinformation campaigns.
We can’t have, like, willy-nilly proliferation of fake news. That’s crazy. You can’t have more types of fake news than real news. That’s allowing public deception to go unchecked. That’s crazy.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy.
The lowest form of popular culture – lack of information, misinformation, disinformation and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people’s lives – has overrun real journalism.
Disinformation is more than just lying. It’s the denial and twisting of reality in order to present some desired image to the rest of the world.
Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
I’m telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true.
The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.
We must reject a culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured.
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.