May 3, 2017
The dead boy in the bright red T-shirt washed up on the shore. The blood-covered boy in the ambulance. The bodies in the truck. The father with a child in his arms, tripped by the camerawoman. Do you know these pictures? Do you all know about them? Did they arouse strong emotions in you? I wouldn’t be surprised. But would you be surprised to find that none of them, and the accompanying narratives, represent the truth? Would you feel lied to and deceived, if it could be shown that you were manipulated by them? The following article describes the careful planning and co-ordination that goes into the production of fake news by global media conglomerates for propaganda purposes.