Truth and lies in journalism: A dispute concerning the accurate presentation of information

Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 8 (1-2):81-89 (2018)
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Abstract

The aim of the article is to analyze the modern mass media, in which the line between truth and lies has been blurred, leading to a lack of responsibility for words and their cognitive value. In the first part of the article, the value of truth in journalism is explored and the professional ethos associated with it, known as being ‘pro-truth’. In the second part, the negative effects of media lies and their various forms are described.

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