Weaponized disinformation is the use of media to subvert reality to such a degree that the people are no longer able to trust their own perceptions.
Another term for this is ‘gaslighting’.
Gaslighting does what any systematic abuse does to any psyche. It makes you give up your own truth. Self-doubt takes over because you no longer rely on your reality. You lose touch with who you once were or thought you were — because everything is hazy now.Gaslighting: It’s Really A Thing
Trust is essential to the success of free and open democracies.
If you want to bring down American Democracy, the best way is erode the people’s faith in reason and the Rule of Law
Even as investigators attempt to assess the damage of this attack, Trump’s team dismisses the American legal system as an international laughing-stock.
The President of the United States thinks his Nation’s legal system
is his enemy.
How did this happen?
Let’s review a timeline of the Russian assault on reality that gave
the Presidency to Donald Trump.