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Theconversation. In the weeks since the U.S. election, concerns have been raised about the prominence and popularity of false news stories spread on platforms such as Facebook.


A BuzzFeed analysis found that the top 20 false election stories generated more shares, likes, reactions and comments than the top 20 election stories from major news organizations in the months immediately preceding the election. For example, the fake article “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President, Releases Statement” was engaged with 960,000 times in the three months prior to the election. NOAM CHOMSKY - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine. Astroturf and manipulation of media messages. The Persuasive Power of Repeated Falsehoods. Chances are you heard some blatantly untrue statements during last night's debate.

The Persuasive Power of Repeated Falsehoods

It's a cynical, manipulative strategy, but it works: Psychological studies have consistently shown that oft-repeated statements are more likely to be perceived as true, regardless of their actual veracity. Since this "Illusory Truth Effect" was first noted in the late 1970s, it has been widely assumed that this ploy is effective only on people unfamiliar with the issue in question. Knowledge of the subject matter will lead people to dismiss the lie and distrust the liar, one might assume. But a newly published study reports that's not necessarily true: Even those of us with a solid grasp of the issue at hand are susceptible to this sort of misinformation. "Reading a statement like 'A sari is the name of the short plaid skirt worn by Scots' increased participants' later belief that it was true. " The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen.

Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4.

The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen

Uncertainty. 5. Jargon 6. No humor Stockholm SyndromeDecognition Process Step One is ALERTNESS REDUCTION Step Two is PROGRAMED CONFUSION Step Three is THOUGHT STOPPINGTrue Believers & Mass Movements Persuasion Techniques YES SET TRUISMS SUGGESTION Imbedded Commands INTERSPERSAL TECHNIQUE Visualisation SHOCK AND CONFUSIONSubliminal Programming Mass Misuse Vibrato Extra Low Frequencies The Neurophone. Propaganda 2.0 and the rise of ‘narrative networks’ George Dvorsky November 16, 2011 DARPA, the Pentagon's advanced concepts think-tank, is looking to take propaganda to the next level and they're hoping to do so by controlling the very way their targets perceive and interpret the flow of incoming information.

Propaganda 2.0 and the rise of ‘narrative networks’

The Pentagon believes that by engaging in 'narrative control' they can alter an individual's grasp on reality and the way in which they evaluate current events. Simply put, DARPA is looking to shape minds with stories. Now, this isn't an entirely new concept. It's been said that history books are written by the victors. The United States has been engaging in narrative control for quite some time now. Memetic Engineering. Memetic [meh-met-ik] engineering is a term developed and coined by Leveious Rolando, John Sokol, and Gibran Burchett while they researched and observed the behavior of people after being purposely exposed (knowingly and unknowingly) to certain memetic themes.

Memetic Engineering

The term is based on Richard Dawkins’ theory of memes (a proposed basic unit of cultural information). Memetic engineering refers to the process of developing memes, through ‘meme-splicing’ and ‘memetic synthesis,’ with the intent of altering the behavior of others in society or humanity; the process of creating and developing theories or ideologies based on an analytical study of societies, cultures, their ways of thinking and the evolution of their minds; and the process of modifying human beliefs, thought patterns, etc. According to the theory, the effect a meme has on society is based on the application of the meme after understanding the qualities essential to the meme. The Mental Environment. Your mind, a clear mountain stream running burbling through the rocks.

The Mental Environment

Until Pepsi stands up, unzips its billion-dollar ad budget, and takes a leak, staining it forever brown. Your brain, a verdant old-growth forest, until it dies the death of a thousand swooshes. The Principles of Influence (video) The Century Of The Self. Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky - 1/17. Psywar - Full Documentary. Propaganda.pdf (application/pdf Object) Propaganda by Edward Bernays (1928) Influence operations ops, propaganda, deception, counterpropaganda. See also: Behavioral Influences Analysis Center (BIAC) psychological operations (PSYOP) Communication Theory/Propaganda and the Public. Around the time of World War One and Two, Communication research largely focused on the influence of propaganda.

Communication Theory/Propaganda and the Public

One question that researchers sought to answer was: how can communication be utilized to create behavioral changes? Governments felt that if they were to function efficiently, they could only do so with the coordinated cooperation of their citizens. Through the use of propaganda, governments could ensure that a nation functioned to meet its goals, but could also lead to crushing individuals' ability to shape their own lives and their own consciousness. Research into this area greatly expanded mass communication research in the twentieth century. CIA Influence On Mass Media: How Disinformation Campaigns Work. CIA Influence On Mass Media: How Disinformation Campaigns Work In these 3 videos, we have former-CIA officers, and journalists explain, how Disinformation Campaigns work, it gives a good insight on how easy it is, to confuse and Influence world situations, via news agencies, feeding them into ticker tapes of western media, that are all trying to be first to get a good story, and that they only have to feed one news agency (IE: Reuters) with a propaganda piece, and most of the other news agencies, will blindly run with it.

CIA Influence On Mass Media: How Disinformation Campaigns Work

Yuri Bezmenov: Deception Was My Job (Complete) 50-year-old CARTOON TRIED TO WARN US. CIA Funding and Manipulation of the U.S. News Media. New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship. A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression.

New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship

Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: “If we think that authorities are watching our online actions, we might stop visiting certain websites or not say certain things just to avoid seeming suspicious.” The new study documents how, in the wake of the 2013 Snowden revelations (of which 87 percent of Americans were aware), there was “a 20 percent decline in page views on Wikipedia articles related to terrorism, including those that mentioned ‘al Qaeda,’ ‘car bomb’ or ‘Taliban.'” People were afraid to read articles about those topics because of fear that doing so would bring them under a cloud of suspicion.