Deception, Obfuscation & Misdirection


Most are familiar with the concept of FUD—short for Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt. It summarizes a strategy often used in marketing and political propaganda. Its effects are perniciousdivisive and lead to exploitation. Examples abound. Fear is a strong motivator!

To resist FUD one must understand how it is practiced using the principle tools Deception, Obfuscation and Misdirection. It is nearly impossible to find a three or four letter acronym these days, so I’ll start using the hashtag #misdirect for the DOM Meme. This comports with how the tag is already being used. Read the full essay…

[Note: #DOM is now a “hashflag” for the Dominican Republic.]