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Old 23rd February 2019, 02:48 AM   #12
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Or it's part of Russia's "hypernormalisation" strategy. Per the eponymous film by Adam Curtis
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In Russia, Vladimir Putin and his cabinet of political technologists create mass confusion. Vladislav Surkov uses ideas from art to turn Russian politics into a bewildering piece of theatre. Donald Trump used the same techniques in his presidential campaign by using language from Occupy Wall Street and the extreme racist right-wing. Curtis asserts that Trump "defeated journalism" by rendering its fact-checking abilities irrelevant.
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