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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bad Ideas: #SummerinSyria

You would think that in an age of instant communication and social media, old-style propagandists would realize that they need new tactics. SANA, the Syrian Arab News Agency (the Asad regime's official agency), came up with a brilliant (?) idea:
Predictably, the Internet pounced, with people posting pictures of the horrors of the Syrian war. Some examples appear in articles by The Huffington Post, The Washington Postand Al Jazeera.

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