Disinformation Damage - Cream

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2024. Edition of 275

24” x 12” (61 x 30.5 cm)

Screen-print on Speckletone cream paper

Signed by Shepard Fairey and numbered in pencil

"This Disinformation Damage print is a comment on the corrosive effect of social media on politics. Politicians have always taken liberties with the truth, but credible news outlets would correct lies and hold politicians accountable to the truth before social media. On the other hand, social media allows users to parrot lies politicians tell and perpetuate those lies at lightning speed. The tactic of spreading lies through social media so quickly that credible journalists can’t keep up and correct the record has been used consistently by the right. Whatever lies are told will be parroted by a politician’s followers, who will also try to drown out any attempt to shed light on the truth. The only antidote to this chaos is for citizens to fact-check what they see and support credible journalism. Understanding the facts behind the issues confronting us is the only way to make wise decisions about policy. A portion of the proceeds from this print will support the work of Brave New Films, who create investigative content around serious social justice issues like voter suppression and racial bias. Thanks for caring!" - Shepard Fairey