Manipulative Mistakes, part One

To err is human. But when you truly want to err, you need to add in a dash of manipulation. People make mistakes every day. Most are benign – a typo here, a tile that doesn’t fit there, a delay or a redo once in a while. Mistakes are a part of life, but sometimes they highlight the extent to which different groups will go to manipulate the crowds. Let’s take a couple of examples. Do you know what this is? It’s a polygraph, a lie detector. Many police department and federal agencies use these things to ferret out...

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