I’ve been struggling to come up with a way to visualize how the media works in a neo-authoritarian government. One expects the authoritarian to have complete control or almost complete control over the press; active suppression of dissent. Turns out you don’t need to do that at all. If you feed people lies consistently enough, many won’t believe them, but many will, and many more will turn away from any media, which allows the authoritarian to do what they’d like.
Below is a working infographic representing the phenomenon:
The next version will include pinpointed attributions, but for anyone wishing to know more about the modern method of misinformation, read or watch the below: