Once an image is firmly embedded in the mind’s eye, it is difficult, if not impossible, to shake the belief that it is “true.” All too often we mistake sight for fact, believing that what we are being shown is what actually occurred. Yet so much of what we see is presented to use secondhand, filtered from sources we have not vetted to the fullest extent. We easily mistake fiction for fact when we are told that what we see is evidence of criminal activity.
How many times has misinformation been presented as fact? It is impossible to know, for rare are the cases when sources admit to their error without a powerful public outcry demanding it be so. We are conditioned to believe these things do not actually occur, that neither the government nor the media would betray its citizenry for ulterior motives. And yet, with the Freedom of Information Act, we begin to learn just how frequent deceptions and counter operations regularly occur.Read the Full Story at Crave Online