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Quick Hits 153 – What does a 1940s Hollywood movie tell us about disinformation?

21st-Century Gaslighting

Have you heard of the term ‘gaslighting’? Did you know it comes from a 1944 Ingrid Bergman film. Discover how a movie about a manipulative husband gave us a new word to describe information control in the 2020s.

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21st-Century Gaslighting

Untruths come in many shapes and sizes. All are antithetical to science, but gaslighting, in which someone denies the reality that other people are experiencing has become a greater threat than ever. What is the link with terrorism and national security? Read more


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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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