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News The power of political disinformation

  1. Sep 17, 2008 #1


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  3. Sep 17, 2008 #2


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    That's likely the case, that it reinforces predisposition towards a candidate, rather than give currency to the lies. What the study failed to address was the backlash effect on the candidate who is the one spreading the lies and disinformation.

    At a certain level the country must be aware that if McCain is elected, the kinds of lies that he would employ to get elected, would become the norm in any theoretical Presidency of his.
  4. Sep 17, 2008 #3
    I am all for debunking the lies regardless of whether they may reinforce the lie in the people who are predisposed to it. The best way to prevent from being entraped by a lie is to regularly read balanced statements from those known to support opposing viewpoints and not relie only upon a so called neutral or unbiased source.
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