FAKE NEWS!

Fake news might feel like a recent development that has only come to prominence since the election of one politician who shall not be named, but the practice of spreading rumours and misinformation is as old as the printed word.

People have always twisted the truth, or simply told lies, to get what they want (or change the world). But now we have the ability to share information faster and wider than ever before. It used to be only a few media outlets or government sources that could shape public thought, but now everyone can.

And unlike the media or government, none of us are held accountable for what we post. As there are few laws or fines that can be thrown at us for posting lies, there is no incentive to act responsibly in the public sphere. Get likes (or votes) first, worry about potential consequences later. If the self-styled leader of the free world can’t be held to account for regularly tweeting and spreading blatant untruths, then what stops everybody else from doing the same?

The full brief in different languages, regulations and more tips are available for download in several languages here .

We would like to thank Yang Liu who kindly accepted to lead our visual campaign. To see more of her artwork, please click here .

LIVE JURY | Reducing the carbon footprint of our judging process
To reduce our carbon footprint we will organise our live judging sessions to coincide with a international design event. In this way we can assemble the jurors without asking them to make another significant journey. This year the judging will take place in Lecce, Italy in partnership with "Conversazioni sul futuro", We are very grateful for the festival's support.

Happy to announce that our 2020 edition is supported by the French Ministry of Culture.


Ongoing Projects

COVID19


COVID-19: A New War in Syria
Poster for Tomorrow and Syrian NGO Hurras Network launch ‘COVID-19: A New War in Syria’, a campaign to provide sanitary packs and visual...

FAKE NEWS!


Fake news might feel like a recent development that has only come to prominence since the election of one politician who shall not be named, but the practice of spreading...

A Planet for tomorrow


Welcome to our 2018 edition!
It will be a year of significant change for us: the final edition of our poster contest in its current form. You can find the reasons for this...

FAKE NEWS!

Fake news might feel like a recent development that has only come to prominence since the election of one politician who shall not be named, but the practice of spreading rumours and misinformation is as old as the printed word.

People have always twisted the truth, or simply told lies, to get what they want (or change the world). But now we have the ability to share information faster and wider than ever before. It used to be only a few media outlets or government sources that could shape public thought, but now everyone can.

And unlike the media or government, none of us are held accountable for what we post. As there are few laws or fines that can be thrown at us for posting lies, there is no incentive to act responsibly in the public sphere. Get likes (or votes) first, worry about potential consequences later. If the self-styled leader of the free world can’t be held to account for regularly tweeting and spreading blatant untruths, then what stops everybody else from doing the same?

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