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Currently 5 billion people own a mobile phone. More than half of them are smartphones. Millions of texts, images and videos circulate daily through social networks worldwide, from dictatorships to the most consolidated democracies. A perfect weapon for social organization in which it is difficult to distinguish between real and false content. The battle to take control of the truth has begun. This documentary analyzes the unauthorized Catalan independence referendum and its reach in mass media as an example. Are social networks a threat to democracy and our electoral systems? Are they the new mass media? States start to fear Freedom of Speech. Freedom which has facilitated the spread of “fake news” jeopardizing global stability. It has been predicted that by 2022, this will constitute half of online content. How can important mainstream media avoid falling for fake news? How do people manage fake news? Do they detect them? Do they spread them?
A documentary with appearances by:
-John Carlin (BBC, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, La Vanguardia...)
-Silvia Majó, Reuters Institute, Oxford University
-Jennifer Robinson, Julian Assange's Lawyer
-Sandra González-Bailón, Annenberg School of Philadelphia
-Claire Wardle, First Draft News
-Adam Ellick, Director and Executive Producer of Opinion at The New York Times
-Adrian Shahbaz, Freedom House, USA
-Elies Campo, Telegram
-Helen Margetts, Oxford Internet Institute
-Clara Jimenez, fact checker of the high level group on disinformation and fake news of the European Comission
-Josep Maria Ganyet, Computational Engineer specialized in Artificial Intelligence
-Amir Rashid, Digital Rights researcher at Center for Human Rights in Iran