MINSK, 9 August (BelTA) – In the modern world democracy was long been replaced by digital dictate, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the Big Conversation with the President, a meeting with the public, experts and media community in the format of a big press conference in Minsk on 9 August, BelTA has learned.
“In today's world, the so-called democracy has long been replaced by digital dictate. Blatant lies, hype, hate, bullying, trolling and other communication novelties rule this world. Today they create a negative emotional background in society or, as you say, information noise. The saddest thing is that this artificial virtual world affects the adoption of real fundamental political decisions in the international arena,” the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that he had always urged people, forming the public opinion, to comply with professional ethics. “Today, despite all negative experience of the past, I say that the only antidote against the information poison in the form of fake news is the truth. As people say, little strokes fell great oaks. It is thanks to this approach that we have withstood and confidently take this information attack," the Belarusian leader stressed.