| May 19, 2003

A ?free, comprehensive guide to the public relations firms, front groups, and industry-friendly experts that attempt to manipulate public opinion,? Disinfopedia.org was launched in March 2003 as a tool for activists, journalists, and the general public. Its goal is ?to create the largest and most up-to-date guide in history, both in terms of breadth and depth.? A project of PRWatch.org and sponsored by the Center for Media and Democracy,the website is an information commons in which the entire community of Internet users collaborate to write, edit, and oversee content. One interesting feature is a dictionary of doublespeak: ?a language deliberately constructed to disguise its actual meaning, usually employed by government, military, or corporate institutions.? The site also features a ?Spin of the Day,? case studies of deceptive PR campaigns, and propaganda techniques.
?Anne Geske

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