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[–][deleted] 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe muddying the water or poisoning the well. This certainly happens more and more.

[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Poisoning the well. Or "lowering the signal to noise ratio" is a technical way to describe it.

Degrading the quality intentionally.

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[–]hennaojichan 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

Lies & Propaganda. But this is no time for discussing what to call the lies; if you can, liquidate and cross the border into Mexico. Then see what, if any, your next move will be.

[–]Bigs[S] 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Yes, lies and propaganda but I'm looking for a word, a name...

If there isn't one then we need one.

As for moving, I moved to SE Asia a long time ago, now watching from a distance with popcorn.

[–]hennaojichan 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Pardon me. I misunderstood. I too live outside the US and SE Asia is my second home. My intention was to help anyone I could, not to disrespect you in any way.

[–]Bigs[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

No offense was taken :)

[–]cyburgh 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Sounds like a red herring to me, unless you're going for the angle that it's unbelievability is what sets it apart, for that I don't think a term has been created.

[–]Xeros 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Red Herring is about perfect. The definition is given as "Fallacious approach developed as a diversion to mislead the audience"

[–]Bigs[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, the very unbelievability is what makes it so damaging and, i'm convinced, is the deliberate use.

[–]Xeros 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

I really wish I had a good answer for this. When something makes the powers at be uncomfortable, they will put out a more extreme version of that truth as a way to deflect. A classic example is water flouridation. It just doesn't work but they like putting out the story it's really for mind control. So if you take a stance against water flouridation you have a nice convenient target on your back.

[–]Bigs[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, that's exactly what I mean.

I think we need to coin a new phrase by ourselves then...

How about 'Ludicrous Diversion'?

[–]JasonCarswellPlatinum Foil Fedora 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Weaponized theories faked up by conspiretards of kounter-disinfo. WTFuCKD.