10 Best Articles on Manipulation
The most useful articles on manipulation from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Manipulation Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on manipulation by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Theory of mind: What chess and drug dealers can teach you about manipulation
- Dreams are a precious resource. Don’t let advertisers hack them
- 4 Sneaky Ways You Can Use Psychology to Get What You Want From a Conversation
- Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’
- An Anatomy of Bitcoin Price Manipulation
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How to tell the difference between persuasion and manipulation
We influence each other in many ways besides pure reason. What’s the moral difference between persuasion and manipulation?
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Theory of mind: What chess and drug dealers can teach you about manipulation
From grandmasters to drug dealers, people who make deft use of "theory of mind" can remain several steps ahead of their rivals.
«Every social interaction is a game of chess, trying to get inside someone’s head to navigate what they are thinking or what they will do.»
Can political persuasion be something more than manipulation?
Kant argued that persuasion was a product of manipulation and deception. But it can also be a force for good in civic life
Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’
Company’s work in 68 countries laid bare with release of more than 100,000 documents
4 Sneaky Ways You Can Use Psychology to Get What You Want From a Conversation
These very small tweaks make you dramatically more persuasive.
The Grim Consequences of a Misleading Study on Disinformation
An influential study relies too heavily on news media reporting—which has only recently acknowledged the social media manipulation problem at all.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on manipulation.
An Anatomy of Bitcoin Price Manipulation
I show how price manipulation to liquidate traders is done in cryptocurrency markets. I point fingers at people. Thanks to Coinstrats for allowing me to use their order book data for the analysis. …
«”, alleging that Amazon will imminently accept Bitcoin payments. All important information in the article comes from an unnamed “insider”. 36 hours later, Amazon will deny the article wholesale.»
Dreams are a precious resource. Don’t let advertisers hack them
Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulation
«Since sleep loss is known to increase risk-taking behaviour, one might expect to be hit with targeted ads for online gambling.»
Media Manipulation, Strategic Amplification, and Responsible Journalism
This is a crib of a talk that Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd gave at the Online News Association conference in Austin…
The Era of Fake Video Begins
The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.
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