16 May 2017

Article by Prof. Vincent F. Hendricks in the OECD Yearbook 2017

In the article 'How to stop the slide from info-storms to post-factual democracy'
Prof. Vincent F. Hendricks explains how attention economy plays a big role in the distribution of misinformation an how this is linked to post-factual democracy:

'whatever is viral is not necessarily true and whatever is true is not necessarily viral–so truth may just be the first victim of high circulation stories. Loss of truth is the first step towards post-factual democracy.'

Read the article (In English).