“We are bombarded with a technology that has been used to serve lies and post-truths and which could become deeply destructive, corrupting civilization, progress and democratic truth.” – Mario Vargas Llosa


“What we’ve got is a technological revolution that is perverting the course of democracy rather than strengthening it. It’s technology that could be used for different ends but which the enemies of democracy and freedom are using for their own ends. It’s a reality we need to face up to but unfortunately I believe we still have very limited means of doing so. We are bombarded with a technology that has been used to serve lies and post-truths and which could become, if we don’t rein in the phenomenon, deeply destructive, corrupting civilization, progress and democratic truth.”
– Mario Vargas Llosa (Nobel Literature prize laureate, 2010), in interview with Maite Rico, El Pais, 2 Mar 2018

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