First step of the strategy to fight against fake news: identify the foundations on which they are based. The ease of fake news to spread means the continuous questioning of the verifiable and facts to the benefit of the plausible and opinions. Doubt is generalized, undermining reason, preventing argumentative debates. To understand the phenomenon, it is necessary to recall two main notions: the intentionality of the transmitters of fake news and the emotional dimension of the latter.
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