With the imminent threat of censorship extending more broadly, it’s essential to be highly aware of propaganda. Pandata has an excellent resource page and lead video on the subject.
Not only are we wrestling with ubiquitous “fact-checkers”, but we’re also being bombarded by taxpayer funded governmental “nudge units” – as the assault on Western democracy continues to formalize and advance.
Intro from Pandata:
“You are right to feel that something is not right.
You are right to feel that you are being manipulated.
Behavioural Science is a field of psychology used to change behaviour and views by influencing and nudging the unconscious mind. Teams are engaged by governments and institutions globally with the prime purpose of altering your decisions and behaviours.
But you can break the chains and set your decision-making free.”
Terms introduced and techniques critical to understand (and for debate as we build bridges with those who are beginning to question the narrative):
- Messenger effect
- Group identity
- False equivalence/Logical fallacy
- Behavioural nudge
- Loss aversion
- Majority behaviour
- Attribution error
- Scarcity heuristic
We’ve all been experiencing the power of pro-social messaging. The best way to fight it? Through critical thinking – by engaging consciously with all information and exchange. By hunting down raw data, source materials and myriad trusted sources.
“Listen to your intuition – if it’s telling you something is amiss, you are right.”