The symptoms of a ‘post-truth’ era have proliferated at an unprecedented rate in recent years, fostered in large part by social media. The Nicolas Puech Foundation is convinced that this is a major challenge now facing society. Given that an enlightened public debate relies on the accuracy and reliability of the information consumed, the foundation has decided to make this issue the focus of its work between 2017 and 2022.
For such initiatives to emerge and flourish, their originators need to be supported and protected. The Foundation funds programmes led by well-respected and experienced organisations that defend and assist individuals at risk of being targeted due to their activities in service of the public good.