Category: Disinformation

EIN ZUFÄLLIGER AKT DER GEWALT….

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Ali Sonboly, is/was a 17-year-old Iranian/German citizen with obvious mental health issues, and was apparently obsessed by spree shootings. He had no visible links to ISIS, the Right Wing or any other political party or faction. From the available information, it appears that the teenager was extremely angry that as an Iranian with dual nationality, […]

SOMEONE ELSE’S BABY….

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From it’s enviable position as being the greatest publicly-accessible repository of all of human history and knowledge, the Internet, like anything else devised by man, is open not only to manipulation, but is one of the most successful tools ever devised to spread disinformation and propaganda on an unprecedented scale. A single composite image (MEME), […]

INFOTOXINS….

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The human tendencies toward totalitarianism are as old as civilization itself. In fact, what people are witnessing and experiencing today is the modern expression of this ageless thirst for total control. One of the most important things that the forces who strive towards this have learned, is maintaining the vitally important facade of disguising themselves […]

BREAKING THROUGH….

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Sometimes when a story has been told time and again, each version becoming increasingly more graphic and horrific in it’s telling, it becomes difficult to know where the real story lies. When this particular story has also, over many years, been promoted as an indisputable ‘fact’ throughout countless history books, is included on the curriculum […]

WHAT A WASTE….

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The Internet was supposed to broaden our horizons, to increase our knowledge and enhance learning, in ways that only a few decades ago would have seemed impossible. It’s greatest strength appeared to be its ability to connect people who share the same views and attitudes, irrespective of where they were in the world. Which could […]

MANIPULATION 1-2-1….

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‘Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another’s expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive. Depending on the context and motivations, social influence may constitute underhanded manipulation.’ – WIKIPEDIA 14 METHODS OF MANIPULATION *OBFUSCATION* […]

A FRESH LOOK….

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There are times, when the longer you look at something, the less sense it seems to make. When that happens, I have found that sometimes, a fresh pair of eyes can bring a new perspective, to something that should have been only too obvious all along. A case in point. A YouTube video, recently posted […]

99% OF CAMPAIGNERS….

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Hypocrisy: “The state of falsely claiming to possess virtuous characteristics that one lacks. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie. Hypocrisy is not simply failing to practice those virtues that one preaches.”  There is a lot of truth to the old adage, ‘A picture paints a thousand words,’ and […]

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