Supposing, since 2007, the year when the first iPhone was released, our interaction with information began to change radically, and the process of changes has been going on without interruptions. Firstly, there is a lot of information now: the editorial boards of newspapers and magazines stopped being the main suppliers of information, and the focus began to be shifted to social networks. Secondly, we started to create our own information content: we post texts in social networks, as well as photos and videos — these are the most evident things which we create and download into the Internet. Maybe, this is the reason why the rules of the game in this new space are so strange and not quite clear. On the one hand, there is freedom of information and unlimited customized news feed suiting the tastes and interests of the end user, Youtube and Telegram channels. On the other hand, there is a credibility crisis, fake news and continuous aggressive disputes in the comments, bringing about rage and rampage.

The editorial board of Converter decided to make it clear what consumption of Internet information is now. To start with, read the large interview of Darya Aminova about the hottest subject of today, fake news: what it is, how to recognize it and how to protect yourselves from it. Maxim Kornev, the associate professor of the Mass Media Institute of the Russian State Humanitarian University and the partner of the analytical-consulting company Media TooBox, speaks about these things. Another important subject for us is the attempts to restrict the freedom of speech in the Net. The text by Andrey Dichenko from Belarus is dedicated to censorship and the attempts to block the unwanted content. He also speaks about mems, information wars, and manipulation of opinions and anti-privacy technologies. Read all this soon here, in Converter.

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