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Tag: Manipulation

If there is a robustness of science and knowledge, which makes their cumulative dimension possible, they can also be weakened. We shall discuss here two apparently quite different cases of […]

A word can be true or false. Right or wrong. Truthful or misleading. Realistic or delusional. Delusional has nothing to do with lying. Fabulation is not knowingly deceptive. The pathological […]

Propaganda is not a thing of the past, quite the contrary! It has been recycled in our communication agencies for better and for worse. In this chronological and thematic book, […]

Chomsky's backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control has been updated and expanded into a two-section book, and redesigned following the acclaimed format of his Open Media anti-war bestseller, […]

Why people are not as gullible as we think. Not Born Yesterday explains how we decide who we can trust and what we should believe-and argues that we're pretty good […]

On December 10, 2016, about a month after his election, Donald Trump used the term 'fake news' for the first time in one of his famous tweets. A few months […]

We had had to wait for the middle of the 20th century for recognizing that language not only describes the world, but also carries out actions. Even if the idea […]

Nearly a century ago, in dizzying visions, Aldous Huxley imagined a future civilization down to its most astonishing workings: a world state, perfectly hierarchical, confined the last "wild" humans to […]

If there is a robustness of science and knowledge, which makes their cumulative dimension possible, they can also be weakened. We shall discuss here two apparently quite different cases of […]

Speech manipulation has become commonplace in modern societies. Democracy, which has placed the speech at the centre of public life, seems to be threatened by the proliferation of techniques designed […]

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