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"You can say anything you want during a debate, and 80 million people hear it." If "anything" turns out to be false and journalists correct it, "So what. Maybe 200 people read it, or 2,000 or 20,000."
Peter Teeley, press secretary to then Vice President George H.W. Bush. Teeley was responding to complaints that the elder Bush, during a televised debate, had grossly distorted the words of his and Ronald Reagan's opponents, the Democratic candidates Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro.
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With Cameras Rolling, Korea's Leaders Put a Peaceful Spin on Propaganda ... leader, encouraged President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to step over the border to the North's side became one of several images that displayed both countries' understanding of the propaganda value of political theater.
This past weekend, someone drove around several streets in the town of Colonial Beach, throwing white nationalist flyers and DVDs into the yards and driveways of local residents. Colonial Beach Police Chief Danny Plott describes what was distributed, “Racially hateful propaganda. That all the fault of the ...

Your response to my commentary about the coliseum, auditorium and parking lots has been overwhelming. No citizen has asked for more information on these facilities than me. I'm making every Open Records request I've made available to you so that you have access to the same information.
York County pastor George Scott is one of four Democrats running for the nomination to try to unseat Republican Congressman Scott Perry in Pennsylvania's 10th district. Scott, who's an Army veteran, is now airing a commercial in which he dismantles an AR-15-style rifle and then throws it onto a fire - all ...
The Cambodian government issued an 18-minute propaganda film on Monday, insinuating that political dissidents Sam Serey, Sourn Serey Ratha and Sam Rainsy are “terrorists” working together to overthrow Hun Sen's regime. Read the full story: ...
Weeks before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in America to flout his millennial-friendly brand of authoritarianism, the worlds of the White House, the Saudis, and the Trump-friendly tabloid empire American Media Inc. mysteriously collided to produce The New Kingdom: a 97-page tribute to ...

The scandal surrounding the improper use of data by Cambridge Analytica and Facebook in the 2016 U.S. election is reminiscent of the old debates about propaganda and its ability to “violate the minds of the masses,” according to Sergei Tchakhotin, an expert in the study of Nazi propaganda. The Russian ...
It wasn't until December, weeks after Donald Trump had been elected, that the center's mandate was expanded beyond combating terrorist propaganda to include state-sponsored disinformation under the National Defense Authorization Act. Even then, the G.E.C. struggled to catch up. Lacking support or ...
The accounts are reportedly tied to a propaganda operation which attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election. 13:30, UK, Monday 26 March 2018. Tumblr. Image: Tumblr has banned Kremlin-linked accounts. Tumblr has deleted 84 accounts which it claims were used by the Kremlin to spread disinformation during ...
The Council for Higher Education in Israel published a controversial ethics code on Sunday which forces universities and colleges to adhere to a set of rules aimed at “rejecting politicization in academia.” From now on it is prohibited to call for or participate in boycotts of Israeli institutions, as well as ...
The general observed that tanks and guns were no longer needed to win wars – nowadays computer hacking, TV propaganda and criminal skullduggery can be more effective in defeating an enemy. Western democracies do some of that too, of course, but they don't murder those they see as enemies of ...
Those are just a few of the superlatives China's massive propaganda apparatus has used to extol the virtues of President Xi Jinping since the 19th congress in October, when he secured a stronger mandate for his second five-year term as party chief and chairman of the armed forces. Not bad for someone ...
Tumblr has finally broken its silence about Russian state actors using its service and released a list of 84 usernames it believes engaged in "state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda campaigns." Why it matters: Tumblr, which is owned by Yahoo, is the last of the social media services to comment on how it was used ...
Every week, IRIN's team of specialist editors curates a reading list of humanitarian trends and developments from around the globe. Fact Check: A Saudi prince on Yemen aid. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS, to those in the know) has been on a charm offensive in the United ...
Tumblr today published a list of users it claims "were engaged in state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda campaigns," and the wonderful collection represents a funhouse mirror look at internet culture as interpreted by possible Russian trolls. Specifically, Tumblr tied some of the accounts in ...
Among these bills is the Countering Foreign Propaganda Act, proposed by US Congressman Seth Moutlon and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, which aims to label broadcasts from other nations as foreign propaganda. The bill targets media controlled and owned by governments. Moulton specifically ...
As part of the change Chinese state media outlets CCTV, China Radio International and China National Radio will be consolidated into one super-broadcaster answering to the Central Propaganda Department. Programmes targeted at foreign audiences will be rebranded as “the Voice of China”, the ...

COMMENT | I don't mind historical revisionists. I'm one myself. I do mind, though, when those who try it do so for propaganda. BN's Strategic Communication Department, of which Eric See-To is a deputy director, reminds me of Goebbels's Propaganda Ministry. See-To attempted at “correcting” Dr Mahathir ...
China has confirmed plans to merge its state television and radio stations to create a new broadcaster that will be one of the largest propaganda platforms in the world. Chinese state media reported the merger of China Central Television (CCTV), China Radio International and China National Radio under ...
When Edward Bernays, the father of modern propaganda, set out in 1928 to explain what it was, he cited not Pravda, or puff from the Weimar Republic, but the New York Times. His point – analysing the front-page stories on relief for China, Zionism in the Middle East, and a report by President Hoover on US ...
If you have ever watched Russia Today (or RT as it's better known), it probably didn't take long to realize the TV network has a decidedly pro-Russia stance. And, if you've never seen RT just trust the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's assessment that it “conducts strategic messaging for the ...
China is creating a new giant broadcaster to ensure its voice is heard loud and clear around the world. Voice of China, as the new outlet will be known internationally, will be formed by combining three mammoth state-run national networks: China Central Television (CCTV), China National Radio and ...
While US sponsored Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria acting on behalf of US NATO are provided with money, weapons and training, Washington is now pointing its finger at North Korea's role in supporting the government of Bashar Al Assad with a view to killing their own people. Here is a recent New York ...
Newly-released video showing the deadly ambush of American soldiers is raising new questions about the U.S. military mission in the African country of Niger. Four Americans were killed in the October ambush. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released the disturbing and graphic video as part ...
Referring to this article, former chess champion Garry Kasparov tweeted the provocative hypothesis that CNN is now the stooge of the North Koreans. “Someone tell @CNN that their site has been hacked by the North Korean propaganda ministry.” In December 2016, Kasparov tweeted this: “The point of ...
At the end of last month, a “unity rally” was held at Eastern Washington University in response to the white supremacist group's propaganda. Students said it was “evidence of deep-seated racism on campus and the broader community,” The Spokesman-Review reported in February. Identity Evropa and ...
Russian trolls used Reddit to spread propaganda in prelude to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Reddit said on Monday. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a post on Reddit that the company removed a “few hundred accounts” from its social media service that it believed were linked to Russian-based ...
White nationalist propaganda was found at two Tacoma colleges Monday morning and immediately removed by campus staff. Posters and business cards for Patriot Front were found on the Tacoma Community College campus while stickers for Identity Evropa were found on the University of Washington ...
Propaganda war between Taliban and Afghan government. Away from the bombs and the bullets, there is another war being fought in Afghanistan, one of propaganda and the winning of hearts and minds. 02 Mar 2018 12:10 GMT. The Afghan Taliban is yet to respond to the government's offer of unconditional peace talks to ...
Propaganda posters can leave a lasting impact. For Shaomin Li, the Chinese artist, economist, and dissident, they are particularly meaningful. He grew up during the Cultural Revolution, surrounded by the posters that he now collects. As a soldier in the People's Liberation Army, Li also had to create them.
Americans have preconceptions of what North Korea is like — militant, reclusive, and oppressive. But we don't really understand what North Korea's vision of America is. How do they view our government, our policies, and our history? One way to answer this lies in the propaganda that shapes public ...
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the rivals' tense border on Monday days before their leaders are to sit down for talks expected to focus on the North's nuclear program, Seoul officials said. Seoul had blasted propaganda messages and K-pop ...
In an apparent focus on fighting state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda targeting the United States from countries such as Russia, North Korea and China, the US Government announced a $40 million fund. Monday's announcement didn't mention any country by name, but it comes at a time Washington is facing ...
News in the section 'Context' are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used by the Russian government in its information war. February 28, 2018 - 07:07 Context. By CEPA. People often assume that Latvia has two completely separate, self-sufficient ...
In fact, it seems like providence just wanted to show President Buhari the limitations of propaganda. On a week after President Buhari boasted that he had fulfilled his two biggest campaign promises of security and anti-corruption, The #DapchiGirls incident and TI's latest CPI showed him the limits of ...
“Prior research that has looked at Russian information warfare and computational propaganda efforts asserts that a primary motive is to divide the US electorate and erode trust in the foundational institutions of western societies,” Dorius told Gizmodo. “Nothing we have seen in our data would lead us to ...
TOPSHOT - Spokesperson for the National Rifle Association (NRA) Dana Loesch speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images).
The two departments have signed a memorandum of understanding on transferring the money from the Pentagon to the State-based Global Engagement Center. The center was established in 2016 to tackle Islamist propaganda, but its mandate was later broadened to include countering state-sponsored ...
In the wake of athe Parkland, Florida, school shooting, which left 17 dead, WIRED reported that the Alliance for Securing Democracy and RoBhat Labs, data-gathering groups that monitor Twitter activity, had identified a spike in Russian trollbots hijacking online conversations to stir up controversy and ...
While few experts would argue that Georgia is not a target of Russian propaganda, or that Russian propaganda is not a threat to the country, those aiming to fight it should base their efforts in fact. Otherwise, they too may be thought of as sources of propaganda. Indeed, as a December 2017 NDI-CRRC ...
The author writes, “America's paper ballot states may seem antiquated to some, but our neighbors to the north have used paper ballots for federal elections for their entire history. Thanks to an army of officials at 25,000 election stations, the integrity of Canada's elections is never in doubt.” ...
Turkey's Interior Ministry said police and prosecutors had arrested 786 people over the past week for propaganda, provocation and protests against the military's incursion into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in northern Syria. The arrests were in addition to wider operations against terror and related crimes in ...
But as the mood turns, and public support for PM Modi and his government starts cooling, the propaganda machine faces a real test. Increasingly, the attempts by these channels to twist reality into shapes that only contortionists can achieve are looking pathetic. They invite derision instead of shock and awe ...
DENVER -- Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election exposed hundreds of thousands of Colorado voters to misinformation and propaganda through media outlets and social networks, a new analysis of Twitter data shows. The majority of the Colorado-related messages broadcast by ...
It's simply tragic when people allow fear, foisted upon them by the fictions peddled by corporate gun profiteers and their bought political pawns, to lock them on a course of willful ignorance. This ignorance is why we cannot get any life-saving changes to gun laws processed in Washington.
The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to funding anti-cryptocurrency campaigns on social media, specifically Polish Youtuber Marcin Dubiel and his Dec. 2017 video, “I LOST ALL THE MONEY?!,” Polish news portal money.pl reports. The social media campaign against crypto was carried out by Central ...
Thirteen Russian nationals have been charged with illegally trying to disrupt the American political process, according to an indictment filed by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Here are the tools the Russians used: ...
"We have to be able to counter this information with facts. I don't think that the best way to respond to propaganda, misinformation is with more propaganda, but it is with facts and the truth," he argued. "And then we need free, independent media," he said, describing it as "the best way to ensure that we have ...
“The patter of a known fake and out-of-context video being deliberately recirculated multiple times by a selected section of the Indian media is a clear pointer that the objective of the exercise is to spread malicious and false propaganda on a swathe of unsuspecting news consumers,” the report said.
Breitbart News tops a list of otherwise “mainstream” news sites most linked to by troll accounts managed by Russian propagandists during the 2016 U.S. election, according to research just released by Jonathan Albright, research director at Columbia Journalism School's Tow Center for Digital Journalism.


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