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Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label
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"The Helmet of Horror" by Victor Pelevin, is based on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. The author is described on the flyleaf as "one of the most audacious of the younger generation of Russian writers". The work is translated by Andrew Bromfield.

Fom the front flyleaf: "When mythic Ariadne helped Theseus escape the Minotaur's labyrinth with the aid of a ball of thread, she set a precedent for the bewildered victims of a 21st century and Minotaur.

In this radical reinvention of the ancient story, the labyrinth exists again -- in the endless maze of the Internet. The only path through the alienated landscape lies in the threads trailing from chat rooms where strangers sit trapped and alone before their screens, assigned to the skewer aliases and commanded by the Helmet of Horror, the Minotaur himself.

Victor Pelevin has created a mesmerizing world where information is abundant and knowledge is ultimately unattainable. In a cyber age, is technology anything more than a myth itself?"

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In regard to misinformation and disinformation campaigns:
From page 105:

The character nutscracker says:

"Used on its own, any one of the techniques used easy easy enough to spot. But if the methods are combined together in a subtle fashion and always applied in rotation at a level of intensity just on the borderline of perceptions, you get practically 100% precise manipulation combined with total imperceptibly."
"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Myra Bronstein - 27-03-2009, 02:42 AM
Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Myra Bronstein - 27-03-2009, 03:48 AM
Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Mark Stapleton - 27-03-2009, 04:15 AM
Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Myra Bronstein - 28-03-2009, 06:25 AM
Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Myra Bronstein - 28-03-2009, 06:26 AM
Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Myra Bronstein - 01-04-2009, 03:44 AM
Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Myra Bronstein - 11-04-2009, 04:51 PM
Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Myra Bronstein - 11-04-2009, 04:51 PM
Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Myra Bronstein - 12-05-2009, 05:55 PM
Negating the "conspiracy theorist" label - by Ed Jewett - 04-06-2009, 10:55 PM

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