No, not fake news from social networks, which also proliferate, but end up eliminating each other. But the hoaxes launched by the newspapers and relaunched by the news and websites to impose on the people the unique thought of an elite increasingly in crisis. Marco Travaglio returns to the stage with a new show of civil commitment, "Ball Fiction", to tell the more modern techniques for the manipulation of "mainstream" information, increasingly homologated and flattened, which deceives itself to fight "populisms", but actually feeds them. He cloaks himself in the sacred values of truth, freedom, and democracy, while delivering the final blow to what little reputation journalism had retained. The director of il Fatto Quotidiano, as always, uses the register of irony, sarcasm and satire. His new show winds through a ranking of the best junkies of the decade. And it accompanies the tragicomic story with the projection on the screen of a barrage of headlines and articles from newspapers, news and websites, explaining in detail how disinformation model 2019 works, how public opinion is poisoned, because citizens continue to lose confidence in the objectivity of facts and in the role of journalism. Which remains fundamental for democracy. But it is now too serious a thing to leave it in the hands of journalists.
The show is produced by SEIF - Società Editoriale il Fatto Spa
"Ball Fiction" LIVE show by Marco Travaglio
Saturday 13 November 2021
Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano