by Melissa Dykes, via Daily Sheeple:
Multiple studies are finding that trust in central governments and their institutions (including the establishment media) is at an all-time low around the world.
Regarding a recently released global survey titled Leader’s Report: The Future of Government Communications, the Guardian reports:
Weakened and distrusted central governments around the world have been incapable of responding to the way the internet and social media have empowered populist but previously fringe groups, a unique worldwide survey of government communication chiefs has found.
The survey spanning 40 countries is the first international review to reveal how deeply governments feel they are losing control and authority over communications.
…how deeply governments feel they are losing control…
Distrust of central governments and institutions of authority plus Internet as an alternative means of gathering information have combined and snowballed into an uprising of nationalism and populism, although the people attempting to run this dog and pony show like to mush those two concepts together with radicalization and extremism… because if you don’t trust your loving central government, you obviously must be a radical extremist.
“When people feel ignored, unheard and unrepresented they turn to alternative sources of information. If governments do not communicate with citizens properly, citizens will go somewhere elsewhere for information,” the report says.
Another way of reading this? “Waaaah! Our propaganda is no longer working!”
The report also says people are “more apprehensive than perhaps at any time since the end of the cold war”. Really? Could that be because they are finally are more informed?
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