Olivia Sommo

Graphic Design | she/her ︎


The concept of the truth has always been concrete to me. Although recently, it seems the truth is being manipulated through technology and greed for financial gain. Lies spread six times as fast as the truth. The dark reality we live today is: Will we be able to emerge from the spread of misinformation and allow factual information to prevail? Or will we deteriorate from the spread of unreliable, sometimes even dangerous, socially destabilizing ideas? (Anderson, Jenna).

This project blurs the line of the truth between true statements that seem false, false statements that seem true, and opinions disguised as facts. The manipulated truth project also aims to bring awareness to this heavy issue by starting a discussion about what you believe to be true. Through newspapers, postcards, a book, and the Truth Machine people will be more aware of this issue and work to restore trust in the truth.

Anderson, Janna, and Lee Rainie. “The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online.” Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech, Pew Research Center, 17 Aug. 2020, www.pewresearch.org/internet/2017/10/19/the-future-of-truth-and-misinformation-online/.