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The Top 20 Biggest Lies in History

By Becky Ferreira Jan 9, 2014

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Propaganda

And now we've come to the biggest and most enduring lie-machine ever devised. No nation or era has ever been free of propaganda, and the creepiest part is that it can be used for ANYTHING. Abolitionists used it in their fight against slavery, Hitler used it to scapegoat Jews, and Nestle uses it to make you want to stuff your face with candy. So be on your guard, Masterminds, because there are lies all around you. But if you develop your own special brand of skepticism, you'll be able to cut through falsehood back like Buffy staking vamps. So get at it, defenders of truth! Kick fraudulence right in the butt!

What historical lies did we miss?

Tags: history, lies, slideshows, presidents, governments, false

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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