Times of crisis are conspiratorial times. Conspiracy theories and fake news thrive in times of change. They always gain in popularity when traditional ways of interpreting events are no longer considered appropriate. War, terror, humanitarian disaster, political, economic, or ideological revolutions are the breeding ground for conspiracy theories. Being a link between state and society, the media plays a central role in spreading them or keeping them within bounds. In the era of Donald Trump’s “alternative facts,” the “old” media are competing with Facebook, Twitter, etc. for the deliverance of the dominant interpretation. Media and government surveillance as well as the promise of greater security conflict with the desire for absolute freedom. Where is the boundary line between the truth and a lie? Where does the right to freedom of expression begin and where does it end? What is fiction and what is fact? Reflecting the current mood, the book attempts to address the issue through texts, articles, and contributions by artists. It shows what is at stake, if we stop appreciating the value of truth in the media.