An expose+a7 of the United States Information Agency by the former director of its Worldnet Television department charges that the Agency spread propaganda and "disinformation" during the eighties in an effort to beat the Soviets at their own game.
Online and in the news, the word "disinformation" appears often, but what does it mean, and how can it be combated? This book explores the most common usage of the term disinformation, the intentional spread of false information for political means, and provides guidance for how to spot it online, with special attention paid to its propagation through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. With colorful photographs and sidebars about the role of social media, sock puppet accounts, and bots, readers learn about media literacy and how to read sources with a critical eye.
Frances Leviston's first collection, Public Dream, was one of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, and praised for combining 'technical mastery with a lucidity that verges on the hypnotic' (Independent). Leviston's keenly-anticipated second book sees both an intellectual and dramatic intensification of her project. We often credit poetry as a kind of truth-telling, but it can also be an agent and a vessel of disinformation: in the course of making its proofs and confessions, it also seeks to persuade and seduce by any means it can. Leviston uses both sides of poetry's tongue to address one of the key questions of the age: how have we come to know what we think we know? In the title poem, a woman preparing for a child's birthday party suddenly glimpses the invisible screen of false data behind which she lives - and her own complicity in its power. Many of these poems are concerned with ruined or abandoned structures, dismembered and disappearing bodies, constructed and deconstructed identities; behind them lie the false gods who manipulate the streams of information with which we must navigate the contemporary world. In Leviston's inimitably vivid and vital language,Disinformation challenges us to rescue our idea of identity from that mass of glib truth and persistent falsehood - and proposes how we might begin to think of poetry itself as a means to that end.
The techniques honed during the Cold War are now weapons in a merciless industrial and commercial struggle between the U. S. and Europe. Boeing and Airbus, the oil companies, and the medical industries are just three of the major theaters of operation. .
The Collapse of Liberal Democracy in the United States
Author: Eric Cheyfitz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The Disinformation Age, beginning in the present and going back to the American colonial period, constructs an original historical explanation for the current political crisis and the reasons the two major political parties cannot address it effectively. Commentators inside and outside academia have described this crisis with various terms — income inequality, the disappearance of the middle-class, the collapse of the two-party system, and the emergence of a corporate oligarchy. While this book uses such terminology, it uniquely provides a unifying explanation for the current state of the union by analyzing the seismic rupture of political rhetoric from political reality used within discussion of these issues. In advancing this analysis, the book provides a term for this rupture, Disinformation, which it defines not as planned propaganda but as the inevitable failure of the language of American Exceptionalism to correspond to actual history, even as the two major political parties continue to deploy this language. Further, in its final chapter this book provides a way out of this political cul-de-sac, what it terms "the limits of capitalism’s imagination," by "thinking from a different place" that is located in the theory and practice of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.
The must-read summary of Richard Miniter's book: “Disinformation: 22 Media Myths that Undermine the War on Terror”. This complete summary of "Disinfomation" by Richard Miniter, an author and investigative journalist, presents his examination of the myths about the war on terror. He argues that it is important to understand where these urban legends come from to be able to counter them effectively in society's mentality, and debunks them with hard evidence. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand conspiracies about the war on terror and the truth surrounding them • Expand your knowledge of American politics and society To learn more, read "Disinformation" and discover the truth that debunks the myths about America's war on terror.
The best and most revealing interviews from the prococative TV series/DVD of the same name. Richard Metzger presents the most compelling interviews from the hit TV series Disinformation, revealing mind-blowing thoughts from modern culture’s most radical thinkers: Paul Laffoley on how to build a working time machine and a house made of vegetables Douglas Rushkoff explains "media viruses" Lucifer Principle author Howard Bloom on the coming biological apocalypse Genesis P-Orridge on what it’s like to be the leader of your own cult Joe Coleman’s collection of weird stuff Robert Anton Wilson on The Illuminati and Aleister Crowley Kembra Pfahler on The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black Duncan Laurie on the forbidden science of radionics Comic book author Grant Morrison (The Invisibles, JLA, X-Men) on sex magick Hollywood’s interest in underground culture and the best alien abduction story you’ll ever hear! Plus, many more modern revolutionaries (including philosopher Peter Russell, futurist Mark Pesce, and Apocalypse Culture’s Adam Parfrey) expressing their thoughts, fears, enthusiasms, and predictions.
Can you name five military leaders who were transgendered? Twelve cases of involuntary human experimentation by the U.S. government? How about the four porn novels written by famous authors, 11 books left out of the Bible and over 50 side effects of NutraSweet that have been reported to the FDA? In 1977, David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace published The Book of Lists, causing an immediate sensation. Not only did it lead to three direct sequels (in 1980, 1983 and 1993), it also created a new genre. Soon, shelves were lined with The First Original Unexpurgated Authentic Canadian Book of Lists (1978), The Book of Sports Lists (1979) and Meredith’s Book of Bible Lists (1980), among many others. Using this popular, enduring format, Russ Kick’s Disinformation Book of Lists delves into the murkier aspects of politics, current events, business, history, science, art and literature, sex, drugs, death and more. Despite such unusual subject matter, this book presents hard, substantiated facts with full references. Among the lists presented: Innocent People Freed from Prison Members of the Skull & Bones Secret Society at Yale Drugs Pulled Off the Market After They Killed Too Many People Legal Substances that Will Get You High Scenes that Were Cut from Movies Raunchy Songs that Were Never Released Military Officers, Government Officials, Astronauts, and Airline Personnel Who Say UFOs Are Real Words and Phrases No Longer Allowed in Textbooks
United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence
A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns : Hearing Before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, Thursday, March 30, 2017
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence