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George Orwell, who said he was frightened that ‘the very concept of objective truth’ was ‘fading out of the world.’

When Russian President Vladimir Putin talks about the war in Ukraine, he often uses words to mean exactly the opposite of what they normally do - a tactic out of George Orwell's novel 1984 on how totalitarian regimes perversely warp language to gain and retain political power. Read more»

The most successful accounts were on TikTok, where a set of roughly a dozen analyzed by Clemson researchers and ProPublica racked up more than 250 million views and over 8 million likes.

A pro-Putin network of dozens of accounts spread across Twitter, TikTok and Instagram whose behavior, content and coordination are consistent with Russian troll factory the Internet Research Agency are spreading similar or identical text, photos and videos across accounts and platforms. Read more»

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, takes off Nov. 21, 2017, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Even before the US military completes the final steps of its troop withdrawal, the Taliban is surging, threatening not only the gains made in the past two decades, at the cost of tens of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, but also global stability. Read more»

As Arizona landed in the spotlight among the last few states to declare a winner in the presidential race, false claims and multiple fake accounts cropped up on Twitter.

As Arizona landed in the spotlight among the last few states to declare a winner in the presidential race, false claims and multiple fake accounts cropped up on Twitter. Read more»

Before defecting, Song Byeok cut his artistic teeth turning out grinning propaganda portraits of founding father Kim Il Sung. Since arriving in South Korea, however, he has turned his talents against the repressive regime. Read more»

Libyans look through the rubble at the site of a housing complex that was struck by a NATO bomb on June 19 in Tripoli. NATO blamed the incident that killed civilians on a system malfunction. The Libyan government used the bombing to bolster propaganda about NATO operations.

Propaganda is one of the oldest weapons of warfare. All countries use it to demonize the enemy and encourage public support, but how do we wade through it to find the facts? Read more»

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (right) visits the Anju district coal mine combination company at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this picture released by North Korea's official news agency, KCNA, in 2009.

Given the increasingly dire economic situation in North Korea, people are losing faith in Kim Jong Il. And they are expressing their cynicism through reinterpretations of government slogans, reports the Daily NK. Read more» 1

The bad news for Fox News viewers is that merely watching the channel appears to be toxic. Daily watchers of Fox News believed the most misinformation of anyone. “Fox displays a particular pattern of misinformation. The more you watch the more inaccurate your views.” Read more» 2

'Blizzard in the Jungle' is a North Korean adventure thriller set in Africa.

Heinz Insu Fenkl, a literature professor at the State University of New York, has cracked one secret to understanding the bizarre regime of North Korea: by reading its comic books. Read more»