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FAKE NEWS is false or invented information, delivered for the purpose of manipulating, distorting, deceiving, harming, and destroying. It usually benefits from wide circulation, especially on the Internet and social networks. Fact and Fake are two enemy brothers with different meanings. Opposite and complementary, these strong words follow each other in both the construction and the number of letters. The two adversaries finally so close, face each other in this composition while complementing each other and bringing a form of ambiguity between these two. I chose to use the cubes, represent the imbalance of society through Fake News. By playing with the words Fact and Fake, the acrobatics of these inseparable leads us to question the balance between true and false.
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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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