The corpse factory and the birth of fake news

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The corpse factory and the birth of fake news

Postby gandalfssocks » 9 months 1 day ago (Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:22 pm)

The usual dislclaimer at the end.

Historians Joachim Neander and Randal Marlin remind us how these false stories "encouraged later disbelief when early reports circulated about the Holocaust under Hitler".

hink fake news is a new phenomenon? Think again. Dr David Clarke from Sheffield Hallam University looks at a 100-year-old story that fooled the world.

In February a story appeared in the English-language North China Daily News that claimed the Kaiser's forces were "extracting glycerine out of dead soldiers".

Rumours about processing dead bodies had been in circulation since 1915 but had not been presented as facts by any official source.

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Re: The corpse factory and the birth of fake news

Postby Mortimer » 9 months 1 day ago (Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:05 am)

Here is another example of fake atrocity propaganda. This has been covered in the Holocaust Debate forum but I present it again here in case new readers are not familiar with it. During the first world war the Allies claimed the Germans, Austrians and Bulgarians were gassings Serbs which was reported on with newspaper coverage. As the following article conveys this was just a dress rehearsal for the claim that the Germans were gassing Jews in the second world war -

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