Tunisia excels in the high art of lowdown slander
'There's an old proverb that "a lie can get halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on." As free expression campaigners we are used to governments sponsoring disinformation and lies to discredit critics. Every country has a few state-run or government-favored publications willing to run lies on their behalf. What's new is the scale of these disinformation operations, which now spread to the planting of news, adverts and paid-for editorials in foreign papers as well as the local press.' To continue reading this article, please follow the link above.
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