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dc.contributor.authorDeluggi, Nicky
dc.contributor.authorAshraf, Cameran
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-10T13:35:02Z
dc.date.available2023-08-10T13:35:02Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.issn1524-8879
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/14088
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to philosophically examine how disinformation from state officials and politicians affects the right to access to information and political participation. Next to the more straightforward implications for political self-determination, the paper examines how active dissemination of lies by figures of epistemic authority can be framed as a human rights issue and affects trust patterns between citizens, increases polarization, impedes dialogue, and obstructs access to politically relevant information by gatekeeping knowledge. Analyzing European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) case law, the paper argues that human rights law provides some argumentative basis for extending individuals’ rights as epistemic and political agents towards a “right to truth spoken by politicians”. However, challenges in balancing a possible restriction of lies and assessing the real effective harm that comes from them remain, potentially leading to a vacuum of rights protection for less visible long-term harm to individuals and public discourse. In order to have a real chance at tackling the harmful consequences of publicly told lies from a human rights perspective, it is necessary to rethink the notion of harm to encompass more complex and abstract forms of politico-epistemic damage to individuals and the public.
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.subjectDisinformationen_US
dc.subjectPost-truthen_US
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectRight to truthen_US
dc.subjectFreedom of expressionen_US
dc.titleLiars, Skeptics, Cheerleaders: Human Rights Implications of Post-Truth Disinformation from State Officials and Politiciansen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleHuman Rights Review
dc.source.spage1
dc.source.epage23
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFOA2023-08-11T02:00:48Z
dc.identifier.eissn1874-6306


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