Industry propaganda is often at it most subtle and effective when it relies on the truth, cf et al’s
Online first: James Owen Weatherall, Cailin O’Connor & Justin P Bruner, 'How to Beat Science and Influence People: Policymakers and Propaganda in Epistemic Networks'
At #PSA2018, Cailin O'Connor talks about the network epistemology of agnotological activity, including this work
How to Beat Science and Influence People: Policy-Makers and Propaganda in Epistemic Networks
How the “tobacco strategy” of selectively publishing and promoting research can influence even well informed policy makers #oxthinkfest
Finally read this great paper. For me the stuff about low-powered studies was especially relatable/discouraging. Spreading resources across many small studies provides fodder for propagandists, and even "fair" journalists, to mislead public opinion. Grim.
How the “tobacco strategy” of selectively publishing and promoting research can influence even well informed policy makers #oxthinkfest