Flora Miranda Cyber Crack 2020 collection ask two important questions: What are the cracks in our system? And what happens when the cracks become the system?
The purposeful use of misinformation is not only a weapon that has been used in wars for centuries, it cracked our system persistently in the last decade.
The heavily loaded phrase “Fake News” is one of the main causes of distrust in our news system, because “Fake News” have the power to recognise the structure of networks – they turn them around, influence them and use the power of in favour of often criminal or dishonest causes.
With the rise of the internet, the weapon of misinformation has experienced a renaissance, because online activity is often protected by anonymity.
Who knows who provides our news? Who knows what’s real and what’s fake?
The society we live in is built on trust, honesty and morality – the use of “Fake News” and the misuse of the freedom of the internet crack this system, creating instability and insecurity within our lives.
When political campaigns are built on certain information cracks in online networks, when presidents use social online platforms for their political agenda, when your online data can be leaked just like that – that is the moment you know the internet is transforming into a political tool for those in power.
It’s not that, for instance, terrorist groups invented a new strategy with their way of communication, they use the well known weapon “Fake News” with similar principals as the National Socialists in the 20th century, on a much larger scale through the internet and a possible reach of millions of people.