21st-century propaganda: A guide to interpreting and confronting the dark arts of persuasion

Gideon Lichfield, Quartz, May 15, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Good article looking at how the internet is being used to support influence and propaganda, with a good helping of George Lakoff (and the theory of frames and metaphors) and a typology of modern media manipulation. None of which, at heart, is new. "What’s changed, of course, is the internet, and the many new ways it creates for falsehoods to reach us. The power of populism today lies in its ability to combine 20th-century propaganda techniques with 21st-century technology, putting propaganda on steroids."
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