Published on Monday, January 9, 2023

Peru | Disinformation, polarization and growth

In the era of the mass media, disinformation has become a factor that can cause destabilization, confusion, polarization, and harm to society.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Disinformation consists of the tendentious and irresponsible dissemination of information, verifiably false, with the aim of manipulating the beliefs, expectations and opinions of the public.
  • Disinformation appeals to various rhetorical strategies such as demonization, presupposition, the use of fallacies, the omission of data, decontextualization, among others.
  • In highly polarized societies, such as Peru, disinformation can further accentuate fragmentation, since it creates false expectations and dichotomies. In this context, it is more difficult to reach consensus on quality public policies, which reduces the possibilities of economic progress.

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