Simplification is often (but not always) inevitable in order to make complex matters digestible for the audience. Indeed, as reflected in the idiom KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid), this can be desirable if it is done in such a way that the diversity of issues at play are still acknowledged. What is problematic is when complex situations are distorted by the reproduction of dominant hegemonic discourses or sensationalism that leads to ‘oversimplification’.

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