Conclusion: a widescale disinformation project

This is part of the book “Stéphane Foucart et les néonicotinoïdes. The World and disinformation 1“.

We have therefore shown that S. Foucart developed a very rich and complex argument promoting the ban on neonicotinoids and the idea that institutions would be complicit with industrialists; that important blocks of this argument were either perfectly false or considerably misleading; that the journalist nevertheless succeeded in making his story credible with the help of extremely powerful information manipulation mechanisms.

Thus, disinformation is not unintentional, but results from a well-thought-out strategy and the role of manipulation is not ad hoc, as is the case in almost all newspapers (which is a problem), but systemic and dedicated to promotion of a precise argument. These are the means he uses to sell a vision of the world and hide its inconsistencies.

We therefore highlighted a very large-scale disinformation project by a journalist very integrated into the journalistic world, awarded several prizes and distinctions, who works in one of the main dailies in France, often thought as the most serious (Le Monde). What does that say about journalism?

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