Blurring the lines IS disinformation

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Disinformation is powerful. Confusion is its main characteristic. To make everything possible and nothing knowable. That is exactly the purpose of this story. No details on who is behind the hoax sites, but clearly it doesn’t matter since they don’t make it the point.

While fakeologists are busying deconstructing the imagery and the sim-victims, stories like this emerge to help generate enough similar buzz to knock those unfamiliar to fakeology off just enough to have them ignore what we expose.

Anyone that thinks our research goes unnoticed by the perps doesn’t give the scope and budget of the military enough credit. It really is a David vs. Goliath scenario.

Actor Wayne Knight, best known for his role as mailman Newman on the ’90s sitcom Seinfeld, was mourned online Sunday after a prank news article reported his death, despite the fact that Knight is very much alive.

via Anatomy of a hoax: How a prank news site ‘killed’ Wayne Knight | Toronto Star.

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2 thoughts on “Blurring the lines IS disinformation

  1. tsisageya

    I haven’t Googled it yet but isn’t this all called propaganda? Hasn’t propaganda always been media-complicit? Even our very history is media-complicit.

    Is it really so startling and wondrous?

    Disinformation IS Propaganda.

  2. Blue Moon

    Making fun of making stuff up is also part of the smoke screen- (All the interviewees are actors, obviously-This crap is as unfunny as it gets- And to think they constantly test audiences before letting it leave the paper it was written on and getting it on the air- Just how cretinous is the public?)…

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