The Rand Corporation has written about a Russian propaganda technique called the "firehose of falsehoods," which requires multiple channels to fool people & make lies stick. Trump & his "Stop the Steal" campaign relied on this technique. Thus, the rise of OANN, & Newsmax. 1/
Steve Bannon has bragged about using this technique. He calls it "flooding the zone with shit." 2/ https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/16/20991816/impeachment-trial-trump-bannon-misinformation
3/ You can watch my full @noliesradio presentation--how disinformation fueled the #StopTheSteal campaign--here.
4/ "The Russian 'Firehose of Falsehood' Propaganda Model" by @RANDCorporation https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE198.html
5/ You can watch my full @noliesradio presentation--how disinformation fueled the #StopTheSteal campaign--here.
6/ “Steve Bannon...told Michael Lewis, ‘We got elected on Drain the Swamp, Lock Her Up, Build a Wall...Anger and fear is what gets people to the polls...The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone w/ shit.’” 7/30/18 https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trump-vs-the-times-inside-an-off-the-record-meeting
Trump vs. the Times: Inside an Off-the-Record Meeting
The once-secret session provides a fascinating look at the President’s capacity to feign receptiveness to criticism in private and then return to a war footing soon after.https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trump-vs-the-times-inside-an-off-the-record-meeting