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The Big Lie propaganda technique consists of repeating any significantly false statement as true – the more outrageously false, the better. The very outrageousness of the lie paradoxically adds a certain amount of believability, because of how difficult most people would find it to tell such a lie, and hence to believe that someone else would do so.
This believability, when taken in combination with repetition and suppression of contradictory information, has been successfully used to convince large numbers of people that specific incorrect statements are true.
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- 2013-12-30 [L..T] For Economic Stability, Follow the French "The lie is that raising income taxes on rich people and hugely profitable companies hurts economies and even leads to unemployment. The truth is that raising income taxes on rich people and hugely profitable companies actually helps economies and causes companies to hire more and more people, thus lowering unemployment."