Hostile Media Effect

ArchiveTagsHostile Media Effect

Alternative facts and the disturbing science behind what people believe

People want to believe — despite being proven wrong. In a world of 'alternative facts,' many fall victims to psychological delusions.

The AI anchor in China — Are we moving from fake news to deepfake news?

The Chinese government has found a way to cut costs and add speed to their news broadcasting by using a virtual news anchor modeled on a human.

Sweden’s PR disaster with A$AP Rocky

Sweden is losing in the court of public opinion against A$AP Rocky. From a PR perspective, Sweden isn't doing itself any favours right now.

58 logical fallacies and cognitive biases

We should strive to be less stupid by studying logical fallacies and cognitive biases. This is helpful in PR, too, since we deal with human communication daily.

The useful idiot syndrome

By overcompensating to signal our personal moral value, we might be acting like useful idiots for those who doesn't support our agenda.