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>This remains to be studied

I think it is fair for me to assume that propaganda does influence politics without having to commission a study on it.




Why? Because propagandists try really hard? Because they spend a lot of money on it?


History books mostly.


The US 2016 election is pretty damn conclusive. Push a simple message to the swing states of the Midwest, and boom.


If Hillary had not pulled strings on the DCCC, or she actually campaigned on those states, no amount of ads could have swinged them.


That's the election in which one candidate massively out-spent the other but nevertheless lost, right?


the relevant question is whether it influences on a scale we want to stop. Treating it as a binary isn’t very useful.




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