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To conclude: Remember the following first rule of disinformation analysis: truth is specific, lie is vague. Always look for palpable details in reporting and if the picture is not in focus, there must be reasons for it.
Originally posted by FLYIN HIGH
I just usually take what they say and do just the reverse and it seems to work pretty good for me.
Paid disinformation agents do exist, and come in all forms - faux protestors, officials from universities, even conspiracy book writers who exert less-than-credible conspiracy theories so that the government can more easily dismiss all conspiracy by using their crappy books as examples.
Originally posted by KhieuSamphan
Simple - Disbelieve absolutely EVERYTHING you are told.
Originally posted by AWingAndASigh
Does anyone have any examples or commentaries they could share to help build our collective skills at recognizing disinformation?