Before the digital era, political documents kept in public archives with less than 50 years were not easily consulted or reproduced. They were – and still are – often subject to arbitrary declassification criteria. The use of digital supports led to a quantitative change in the mass of data in circulation similar to the effect of the press upon the manuscript era.  But is political information now flowing free and unbiased? Or is it increasingly turned into a manipulated commodity?

Map of Palestine today