Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [propaganda]

Use this tag when the question is about whether some hoax or conspiracy theory is spread by the state propaganda of some country.

13
votes
1answer
505 views

Did fake news on Facebook influence US elections in 2016?

I've encountered repeated references to fake news on Facebook influencing various elections. Example from a often quoted Facebook critique in Time Magazine: As a result, when confronted with ...
10
votes
1answer
511 views

Is China placing advertisements seeking to influence the upcoming American mid-term elections?

As stated here and in numerous other places, “We found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration,” Trump said ...
69
votes
2answers
13k views

Were World War II scrap drives in the United States truly necessary for the procurement of raw materials?

I’ve been reading up on World War II scrap drive efforts in the United States, and am wondering if these (mostly) community-based efforts actually contributed enough raw materials to the war effort ...
3
votes
0answers
336 views

Was the bombed Barzah scientific research centre inspected by OPCW in Nov 2017? [closed]

Was the bombed Barzah scientific research centre the same as the " Barzah facility" in this 23 March 2018 OPCW report stating (section 11): the second round of inspections at the Barzah and ...
9
votes
0answers
386 views

Have the Russian state media spread 21 theories about the Salisbury chemical attack?

The U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has recently said in his article (highlight mine): Our allies have not been deterred by Russia’s usual tactics for avoiding pressure. Sure enough, the ...
2
votes
0answers
394 views

Is the recent media attention given to the USS Nimitz UFO incident a disinformation scheme? [closed]

There has been a lot of recent press about David Fravor's 2004 UFO sighting, an event also known as the USS Nimitz UFO incident. A quick Google search will verify that since December of 2017 (with ...
2
votes
0answers
296 views

Do we live in a post-truth era? [closed]

Apparently Oxford Dictionary's "word of the year" in 2016 was post-truth: ... relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than ...
-3
votes
1answer
278 views

Was there a secret plot by the US government to stage a false flag attack in Syria to blame Assad?

Strategic Culture Foundation alleges that there was a secret plot by Hillary Clinton and the US government to stage a false flag attack on Syria to blame Assad: However, now, for the first time, ...