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Published: 19 june 2019 16:58

Arūnas Molis. Ducks – Lithuanian and import

Arūnas Molis
Asmeninio archyvo nuotr. / Arūnas Molis

Fake news have become a recognized and universally understood concept in the public space. Once shocking everyone, who grew up in times when information released on the news media was viewed as absolute truth, it has gradually solidified an understanding of a sort state of information war.

For us, who spent a long time behind the Iron Curtain, fake news and such seemingly come as no surprise. For decades, we lived under carefully sculpted official information conditions, where the truth would, in the best case, be left between the lines, while in worse cases – behind bars. Thus, contemporary fake news are perhaps more surprising only in terms of the speed and scope that social media allows. The principles themselves do not change – it is important to either sow doubt or insert incorrect facts into public opinion, which, when repeated consistently become a convincing truth.

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