Cherry-picked knowledge, half-truths, misinformation, misrepresentation – even threats of violence – have been rife within the lead as much as the cannabis referendum. Jo McKenzie-McLean takes a glance again on the accusations, allegations and if it performed a component in individuals’s votes.
Flood the zone. A Donald Trump technique for “effective” political communication – mainly making a discipline of misinformation that makes it tough for individuals to know what is correct.
It was this tactic Professor Joseph Boden, from Otago University’s Department of Psychological Medicine, says no-campaigners used to successfully sway votes against the legalisation and regulation of cannabis.
“The No Campaigners employ a lot of techniques to try to bamboozle people. Flooding the zone absolutely would have impacted on how people voted. Misinformation is rife and people know how to use it.”
* Referendum results:…