Following words written in English are with no specific intention but just to avoid the censorship on my blog. I could change my mind quickly so the following words only represent my thought in the past.
Where I once feared the cost of truth, now I only ask what is the cost of lies?
It’s not that we will mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that, if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.
Quotes from Chernobyl, the miniseries.
The way we treat the truth is ridiculous in the wall. Mostly, we recognize the truth by our feelings and the words from the others. Once the press has become one of the major ways we learn about the facts, the society diverges. Countries in Europe became the first to provide the freedom of speech and press according to the domestic law, whereas some countries like China, whose law provides the freedom mentioned, has been always strict with censorship on peoples’ daily life and developed the monopoly media to control the press within the wall. The efforts the CPC made to build this censorship system are offering their authority with concrete advantage to spread the information, or stories they made to make people believe them. With this powerful media system and no freedom of speech, once the views against the authority appearing, they could take quick actions to make them silent. Large amount of arrests have been made in the past few years since the Xi came to power.
Some people against their propaganda try to learn some other stories from the outside to make right judgement about their life, like tweets on Twitter.