September 28, 2003

N2H2 "State Secrets" - PR and lying with statistics - press note

[I'll get to part 2, really, it's just turning out to be far more difficult to write-up than I thought, because of my misery regarding the whole topic]

I've just noticed, part of the extensive reach of the N2H2 "1,800 Percent Increase [in porn]" press release is because it was portrayed as a "news story" ("Story from AFP") by a syndicate Agence France-Presse. This made it even ABC Sci-Tech News.

The power of the press :-( ...

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware , journo | on September 28, 2003 11:58 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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