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Hacking, fake news and elections: Moscow’s new weapons

In November 2017, The New York Times reported that Italy was bracing itself for an electoral season of fake news. Anxiety was building as the country was expected to become the victim of a destabilizing campaign of false information and propaganda...

Raccontare l’Unione Europea tra élites e sfera pubblica

Secondo Walter Cronkite, storico anchorman della CBS, “il giornalismo è ciò che serve per fare funzionare la democrazia”. Questa citazione, fatta la tara di una certa retorica tipicamente anglosassone, è un ottimo punto di partenza per analizzare un tipo di giornalismo sui generis, quello sull’Unione Europea, come strumento di narrazione di un sistema politico...

The power of words in today’s China: fully under the Party’s control

For about a decade until the mid-2000s, journalism in China was, surprisingly, relatively lightly constrained. Newspapers and even television carried out investigative journalism – most of it sanctioned, but some not. At the same time, exploding social media told a usually youthful audience about demonstrations, strikes and elite scandals...