What are some examples of Strategic Amplification in Mass Media?
Strategic amplification is a technique that refers to magnifying a small detail or story in media in a way that makes it appear more significant than it actually is and distorts the perception of the general public. It is especially associated with conservative, racist, anti-feminist, conspiracy theory, and other right wing groups. It has been a tactic widely used in Russian disinformation campaigns in the 2016 United States elections. The essence of strategic amplification is coordinated campaigns to change the contents of the news cycle.
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