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Fake News and "Post-Truth": Resources for Citizens, Students and Educators: Concept of gaslighting

Resources to extend Post-Truth panel series discussion



gaslight  [gas-lahyt]
verb (used with object), gaslighted or gaslit, gaslighting.
to cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation

Origin: in reference to the 1944 movie Gaslight, in which an abusive husband secretly and repeatedly dims and brightens the gaslights in the house while accusing his wife of imagining the flickering


The White House Is Gaslighting The Media (And the Entire Country) from Media Matters For America