📑 Maria Ressa, Zeynep Tufekci, and others on the growing disinformation war | Columbia Journalism Review

A vintage television from the 60's with tall wooden legs sitting on a bare concrete floor and against a concrete wall. The text of a Zeynep Tufekci quote is superimposed on the image next to the television.
Annotated Maria Ressa, Zeynep Tufekci, and others on the growing disinformation war (Columbia Journalism Review)
Tufekci argued that, in the 21st century, a surfeit of information, rather than its absence, poses the biggest problem. ‚ÄúWhen I was growing up in Turkey, the way censorship occurred was there was one TV channel and they wouldn‚Äôt show you stuff. That was it,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúCurrently, in my conceptualization, the way censorship occurs is by information glut. It‚Äôs not that the relevant information isn‚Äôt out there. But it is buried in so much information of suspect credibility that it doesn‚Äôt mean anything.‚Ä̬†¬†‚Ěß

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