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Apr 30, 2019

The Perverse Use of Communication

The Perverse Use of Communication

The perverse use of communication

Like any other activity, communication must be carried out in accordance with ethical and deontological principles. In today's article, we refer to two documentaries that show us the controversial effects of the perverse use of communication:

- Fyre: the big event that never happened - This is the name of the documentary about a festival that was supposed to be "the event of the decade", but which never actually took place. The organizers - Billy McFarland and Ja Rule - put almost everything into promoting the event. The festival featured 400 of the world's biggest digital influencers, such as model Kendal Jenner and actress Emily Ratajkowski. Everything went perfectly until the day the festival was supposed to take place. The documentary, available on Netflix, is an excellent example of how communication, when used without any principle, can have perverse effects. But does it show just that?

- The propaganda game - The documentary, directed by Spaniard Álvaro Longoria, perfectly demonstrates the control and manipulation of the media by the North Korean authorities. However, in a deliberate choice, the director also chooses to show the view of the Koreans themselves. The director says that he "wanted to avoid the typical view of the North Korean regime" and chose to show "North Korea as beautiful as possible". The result is curious, to say the least. An intriguing documentary in which you're always left in doubt as to whether it's staging or reality.

In both cases, and despite dealing with completely different themes, the communication assumes a tremendous preponderance in both documentaries. They are two excellent examples of the consequences that unresponsible communication can have.



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