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Repeated lies seem true

The Illusion of Truth It seems too simplistic that just repeating a persuasive message should increase its effect, but that’s exactly what…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

8 20 hours ago
Reply by Chris

Post-Truth "Reality" Tactics

Global trumpism: how India's brutal leader manufactures reality with trumped-up "polls" Let's begin to examine the tactics of post-truth po…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 on Monday
Reply by Joseph P

Identity-Protective Cognition and Fundamentalism

The Meaning of Scientific "Truth" in the Presidential Election Dan Kahan covers the role of identity-protective cognition in the recent ele…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Nov 29
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Truthiness Trumpiness

Truthiness is "believing something that feels true, even when it isn't supported by fact." With Trumpiness, a claim doesn't even need to se…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

5 Nov 15
Reply by Grinning Cat

Internet Sabotages Sensible Communication

Meme warfare: how the power of mass replication has poisoned the US election How social media creates angry, poorly informed partisans Both…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Nov 14
Reply by Grinning Cat

Reality TV as Analgesic Doublespeak

Stumped by Trump’s Teflon Popularity? 10 Reasons Fans Want a Faux-CEO in the White House For those who feel they have no voice, reality TV…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Oct 10
Reply by Grinning Cat

When You're Ready To Look A Heavily Taxpayer-Subsidized Piece of Nonsense In Its Face, . . .

. . . read, or at least browse, Donald E. Scott's The Electric Sky. Scott holds a doctorate in electrical engineering and for 39 years taug…

Started by tom sarbeck

13 Oct 3
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Ubiquitous Disconnect from Reality

How does one live in a country where a significant public consensus embraces willful ignorance and cognitive dissonance? Whenever I read an…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

13 Sep 22
Reply by Chris

Search Engine Manipulation Effect

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election Robert Epstein claims that the influence of search engine algorithms over voters is among the larges…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Sep 18

Tony Heller/Steve Goddard Climate Denier on Hypertribalism

How does one make sense of a climate denier's 180? Why take his new ideas seriously? Tony Heller used the pseudonym Steve Goddard to promot…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

28 Sep 16
Reply by Joan Denoo

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