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Propaganda

Manipulation is as old as politics, but today’s politicians—as well as companies, NGOs, activists, and criminals—have more techniques than ever for shaping public opinion. This obsession tracks those techniques, from the old-fashioned use and abuse of language to the deployment of bots, online crowds, and personalized targeting on social media—as well as the latest scientific research on persuasion, belief, and how information and ideas are spread.

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