The information to the test of the “net”

As is well known, the right to information (which includes both the right to inform and to be informed) is one of the “pillars” on which democracy is based. There is no doubt that with the advent of new technologies, the right to information takes a (partly) different attitude. It seems appropriate to reflect on the enormous information service that the internet offers, but also on the many dangers associated with it. Specifically, we will reflect on the ways in which it is “built” and conveyed information “online” through the so-called “cookies”, which allow the interests of those who “surf” to be identified. Beyond the so-called “fake news” (which will be mentioned), it can be noted that the news (even if truthful) that reaches users are in any case, at least in part, “filtered”. This may imply that the recipients have a partial vision of reality, with consequent repercussions on the level of democratic participation and on the formation of the will of individuals.