Conquering the minds, conquering Iraq: The social production of misinformation in the United States – a case study

@article{Arsenault2006ConqueringTM,
  title={Conquering the minds, conquering Iraq: The social production of misinformation in the United States – a case study},
  author={Amelia H. Arsenault and M. Castells},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={284 - 307}
}
In the lead-up to the Iraq War, the Bush administration rallied the American public for war via claims that they held unassailable evidence that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and through the insinuation that links existed between Iraq and al Qaeda, and Iraq and the 11 September 2001 attacks. Despite the introduction of compelling evidence that these claims were false, more than 18 months after the official end of the war half of the American population continued to believe that… 
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