Fake News – old techniques.

There’s been a lot of justified hullabaloo of late regarding ‘Fake News’ and the role of images – of dubious authenticity – in driving a news agenda. Politics, it seems, is truly the art of media manipulation and Photoshop now more than a mere meme creator. I’ve yet, however, to see anything to trump (pardon the pun) this Stalin cracker from back in the day:

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Stalin and NKVD head Nikolai Yezhov, whitewashed once in Koba’s bad books.

Why bother defending your actions (the Great Purge) when you can simply rewrite official history? Stalin is the gold standard here. Ridiculous.

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