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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