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Does the UK have anything resembling the US Foreign Agents Registration Act?

Does the UK have any laws (its own or EU-level) that require lobbying and propaganda paid by foreign sources to be disclosed as such? For example the US has the famous FARA (quoting Wikipedia's ...
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Is the “Our opponents hate America” meme new?

Every so often I come across claims by conservatives that liberals or "the left" are not merely misguided but actively "hate" America and are maliciously acting to destroy it. Some examples (found by ...
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Who is “Destiny Pictures”, and has there been anything similar to this video before?

The Washington Post news article Reporters thought this video was North Korea propaganda. It came from the White House. includes a five minute video shown in Singapore immediately before the US ...
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What evidence is there that North Korea's leaders have always wanted to meet a US President?

It's been reported on a number of news channels that President Trump's meeting of North Korea's leader Kim Jun Un could be a propaganda victory for Kim Jun Un. All the reports claim that North Korea'...
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Are calls for book burnings usually made directly or indirectly?

It has happened from time to time that an emerging dictatorship would whip its followers into a frenzy to burn books. If one were to ignore the unethical part of it, it makes sense from a purely ...
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What might Russia gain from a false-flag hack on the Olympics?

During the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, a number of South Korean computers were hacked prior to the opening ceremony. A report following the event from two U.S. officials who spoke on the ...
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Which two oil platforms might Vietnam use in its propaganda posters? And why?

In Vung Tau, in the south of Vietnam, one can find a propaganda poster (see this picture of 7 November 2017 and further information about the picture: at Wikimedia Commons) The poster featurs oil ...
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Why did the US force Russia Today to register as a foreign agent? How does it benefit the US?

Why did the US force Russia Today to register as a foreign agent? It seems like the US government are shooting themselves in the foot — this gives Russia an excellent excuse to force Voice of America ...
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Do flag and symbol bans mostly disfavor the locally ancestral and historic?

Nebr comments: In other countries like the USA, that weren't responsible for the Nazi crimes, Nazi symbols are not banned as well, but there they are talking about banning the southern states flag. No ...
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What is the point of “we are not scared”-responses to terror?

Every time there's a terror attack in Europe, people will come out with messages such as "we are not scared". What is the point of these messages? Each individual human is very unlikely to be a ...
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Did McCain change his opinion on transgender people in the military?

See this reddit thread for Trump supporters. The indication seems to be that McCain changed his stance on transgender troops in the military just to get back at Trump. Is this true? The first ...
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Is using the word “propaganda” to describe this statement inaccurate?

The definition of propaganda is: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. Recently President Trump ...
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Where does the phrase “reason in revolt” originate from?

The phrase "reason in revolt" is commonly used in Marxist/Socialist literature, but I can't figure out where it came from. Who first said it or used it in writing?
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What domestic benefits might Putin expect from endorsing Trump?

This is a follow up from my other question. The answers in the linked question agreed that Putin's incentives for endorsing Trump were primarily domestic, such as pushing anti-U.S. government ...
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Why are partisan groups in Afghanistan called terrorists?

In the WWII the same people who were hiding in the mountains of Yugoslavia, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine etc. were called terrorists by Nazis too. Today they are known as partisans and are respected in ...
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What evidence did the Bush administration have that Iraq stored WMD?

The U.S. and its allies have justified the Iraq war, among other things, by citing the danger of weapons of mass destruction. According to wikipedia (emphasis mine) the U.S. stated that the intent ...