TIL about agnotology, the study of wilful acts to spread confusion and deceit, usually to sell a product or win favor. The term was coined by a Stanford University professor after researching the tobacco industry’s 40-year campaign to create doubt about the link between cigarettes and cancer.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnotology

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