Agnotology

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Agnotology – culturally constructed ignorance, created by special interest groups to create confusion and suppress the truth in a societally important issue. It is especially useful to sow seeds of doubt in complex scientific issues by publicizing inaccurate or misleading data.

See Also:

  • Big Tobacco
  • Iraq has WMD
  • Global Warming is a Hoax
  • Vaccines cause Autism

Sources:

http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-27/culturally-constructed-ignorance-wins-the-day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnotology

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