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“In an era when information abounds, it is not necessarily good. Deceiving the voter with the famous fake news has become a frequent practice in politics”.
The clueless voter is an increasingly strong presence in the world elections. In an era when information abounds, it is not necessarily good. Deceiving the voter with the famous fake news has become a frequent practice in politics. From there come winners who, of course, continue to cheat.
Electronic speed and the irresponsibility of many social networks They have a lot to do with it. The technology itself does not produce electoral fraud, but it makes it easier to carry it out. There is a gigantic public trained to believe without checking, and even to believe again once the deception is revealed.
On the point, The Washington Post publishes that in the days prior to the second round in Brazilthe networks Meta and TikTok directed millions of Brazilians towards baseless accusations, false versions of electoral fraud and extremist content. WP is citing a left-leaning group that investigates misinformation.
There’s really no point in going that far.. The helpful trolls emphatically dedicated to licking the soles of the news everywhere are sufficient proof that the false as a parody of the true is an inexhaustible trend on the networks. Not only in the electoral field, but in almost all human activities.
More than one criminal code today contains sanctions against those who mislead a voter, making him vote without the necessary information to make a well-founded decision. The underlying crime is a protean fraud, which can take on the most varied forms, from unsupported political seduction to the crude spread of lies.
Something that promotes this state of affairs is that the clueless voter has a hard time recognizing that someone deceived him. The pollsters mercifully omit the question on whether the respondent is happy with the decision he made in the previous election. Perhaps the question is useless, because the clueless do not usually wake up.
False or not, the spread of fake news undermines democracy, says a study from the University of Birmingham. “Net lies,” he says, “have a corrosive effect on democracy.” The authoritarians of all kilaje know it, and are dedicated to lying like pigs.