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State of play: Learning and organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 8 February 2021

Issue publication date: 6 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

One of the emerging factors in society in the late 2010s has been the development of – and reaction to – the concept of “fake news”. News that is propagated around the world but isn’t true is hardly a new phenomenon, as propaganda has existed for centuries, and been used especially during war time to direct people’s thoughts and opinions. However, propaganda is state-led, and has occurred in the past almost because of the lack of information channels available. In 2020, there are more information channels in existence than ever before, and yet fake news is suddenly a major issue.

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This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds his/her own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

One of the emerging factors in society in the late 2010s has been the development of – and reaction to – the concept of “fake news”. News that is propagated around the world but isn’t true is hardly a new phenomenon, as propaganda has existed for centuries, and been used especially during war time to direct people’s thoughts and opinions. However, propaganda is state-led, and has occurred in the past almost because of the lack of information channels available. In 2020, there are more information channels in existence than ever before, and yet fake news is suddenly a major issue.

Originality/value

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Citation

(2021), "State of play: Learning and organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 35 No. 4, pp. 24-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-07-2020-0152

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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