Populism, polarization and post-truth are part of a toolkit of leaders, mostly autocrats in today’s world. They help them to acquire and retain power. But I begin to perceive a renewed appetite for competent leaders who don’t lie. We live in a world where we have a hard time figuring out what is true and what is not, but if we don’t agree on very basic facts, it is very difficult to have a dialogue. Trying to contain fake news will obviously bring us directly into the debate about freedom of expression, censorship and propaganda. But I also believe that there is a global appetite to get sources and facts that are reliable, says Moisés Naím distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the chief international columnist for La Repubblica.
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This video was recorded on June 3, 2020.