Does the media tell us the truth?

To be informed has been always a difficult task and it is one of the principal step of the information cycle.

Nowadays, we live in a world where the information is collapsing the entire net and the principal media channels. Everyday, there are hundreds and thousands of news invading covers from everywhere. In a situation like that, how could we know which information is true? We could think that there is always a factual event covered by many information channels.

But why is there always different versions concerning a same fact?Depending on values, political and cultural background, people could take different positions regarding a same fact. They use their speech as a tool in order to build their vision of the world.

For example, while in Europe is very common to eat cow, in India, Cows are sacred animals and no one can’t touch them. Both reasonings are based each on a cultural background and both of them are true.

Therefore, how can we claim that there is one absolute truth?Following what we’ve said, we’ll be in a world of relativism.

But a fact has always a real impact on the world. We can say that this is the common point between all the visions and the objective part. On the one hand, there are medias which try to be close to the vision of technocrats, being close as much as possible of a real and objective vision of things, without expressing opinions or without taking one culture as reference (scientific press). On the other hand, we have medias that are influenced by opinions and values. In the political field, I think that the post truth is everywhere.

The truth in the political field refers to opinions and values, and the speech gives it a form. In our world, everyone has a voice, but the credibility of someone is determined by power. This power could come from money, from knowledge or even charisma.