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29 Aug, 2014

MH17, Gaza and the ‘Genius’ of Western Propaganda – English pravda.ru

Not a month goes by without the West invoking yet another affront to humanity, another crime against humanity, another wave of sanctions, or yet another UN Security Council resolution. This is what North Korea would be like if it is ever armed with social media.

Occasionally, we were treated to a new Weapons of Mass Destruction allegation with the proof lying not just in the pudding or in yellow cakes attested by Colin Powell at the UN, but in the delectable offerings of Twitter and Facebook as well. Reality is defined by the bold, new ethos of “I imagined it and made it up and therefore it must be true” and the number of “likes” you have pre-emptively readied on Facebook before a counter-narrative i.e. “hard evidence” emerges.

Are we witnessing a new era in Weapons of Mass Information (WMI)? I just made that term up and so can you. This phenomenon is known as Hope and Change.

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