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I'd suggest it was an updated version of Firehosing;-

Guardian - Firehosing: the systemic strategy that anti-vaxxers are using to spread misinformation

Firehosing relies on pushing out as many lies as possible as frequently as possible. That's typical for propaganda, but the aspect that makes firehosing a unique strategy is that it doesn't require the propagandist to make the lies believable. That seems counterintuitive, but as Carlos Maza of Vox explains, firehosing is effective because its goal isn't to persuade. It's to rob facts of their power. Firehosing inundates us with so many wild opinions that it becomes exhausting to continually disprove them. In this scenario, reality is reduced to positioning and who can sell their position best.

"Firehosing inundates us with so many wild opinions that it becomes exhausting to continually disprove them

"The strategy is effective for those trying to hold on to political power, and it's the same for those who gain power from engaging in science denial.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Nov 7th, 2019 at 04:22:16 PM EST
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That's a funny way to spell democratization of the innerboobs.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 7th, 2019 at 06:13:49 PM EST
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Lie big, lie often, make it stick.
by rifek on Thu Nov 7th, 2019 at 10:33:41 PM EST
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More like "shitposting" or rather "shitacting".

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 02:16:16 PM EST
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