Category: Information War

In this category we dive right in to the dark side. This category collects any of the things and methods that are used when someone steps out of the straight-forward, open and honest marketplace of ideas. Here we are interested in the use of covert military operations, deception, confusion, disinformation and other such means to […]

How to know if a news source is fair and balanced?

The media bias In an earlier article titled “The Art of Bullshit” I attempted to list the most common methods of dishonest communication, often used by the propagandists to persuade the public. In that same piece I mentioned different biases such as one-sided selection of stories and the great Confirmation Bias from which no-one is completely […]

The Art of Bullshit – Methods of dishonest communication

Download the PDF version: 2014-the-art-of-bs Introduction In our time information is distributed instantly all over the globe. The traditional news outlets are challenged by the social media and blogs that offer non-stop news feed and an ongoing conversation that is open to everyone. Opinions are shaped daily by individuals and organisations with many different agendas, some […]