Death of truth: when propaganda and ‘alternative facts’ first gripped the world

Truth was the first casualty of the Great Depression. Reflecting the anguish of the time, propaganda was manufactured on an unprecedented scale. As economic disaster threatened to trigger shooting wars so, as George Orwell said, useful lies were preferred to harmful truths…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/mar/11/death-truth-propaganda-alternative-facts-gripped-world?fbclid=IwAR0FAq8pvLKzkdyKNDwZC35rGluzxqoUVbqsG3Ue8Y-FA0YPcVT-fLXdbZc

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