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The relationship with truth and disinformation is emotional

“There are few keywords in the fight against disinformation. Education, media literacy and critical thinking are probably the most important.”

“The problems with disinformation and fake news are universal. Some societies have different experiences because of their media ecosystem. Or because of how many people follow the news online. Or how much news reaches them online. We know that in different countries people use different platforms. You can see trends that vary slightly, but the real problem with disinformation is universal. That’s for sure,” Afrodita Salas, professor of journalism, told Istinomer, when asked how Canada differs from the rest of the world on this topic. This media literacy expert from Concordia University in Canada was one of the participants of the recent Crtina international conference “Democracy; minimum consensus”.