Freedom Fries, Miracle Molecules, and the Politics of American Language
The Department of Energy recently tried to rebrand natural gas as "molecules of U.S. freedom," continuing a long tradition of industry-inspired government propaganda.
The Left and Right Both Distrust Partisan News, According to a New Study
New research finds that Americans tend to trust mainstream news sources over highly partisan ones, including those that reflect our prejudices.
Russian Propaganda Bots Have Helped Amplify Right-Wing Extremism Online After Charlottesville
The Internet and social media provide Russia cheap, efficient, and highly effective access to foreign audiences with plausible deniability of their influence.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Coder Studying the Effects of Government Propaganda and Censorship
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
A Proposal to Ban Every (Gay) Sport From the Winter Olympics
If all of the sports are gay, then there should be no sports in Russia.
Immigration Kills: Without Migration, Propaganda Rules
Migrants are a thorn in any government's side, but authoritarian regimes, in particular, fear nomads.
Tobacco Papers Expose Foul Scents Across Industries
The University of California–San Francisco's Legacy Tobacco Documents Library demonstrates how the tobacco industry pioneered modern techniques for manipulating politics, scientific research, and public opinion. It's a sort of Rosetta Stone for deciphering corporate propaganda.