Orwellian language

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Founder(s)George Orwell
Language chosen to hide rather than expose the truth.

Orwellian language is language chosen to hide the truth, especially language which inverts the truth.

Etymology

The phrase is a refence to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four, a dystopian novel about a totalitarian superstate which uses perpetual war against one or both of its two competing superstates to keep the large majority of its population in poverty and ignorance.


 

Examples

Page nameDescription
"Counter-extremism"
"Counter-terrorism"
"Fact checker"
"Free market"
"National security"
"Non-violent extremism"
"Radicalisation"
"Security service"
Fact checking
Integrity Initiative"An extremely shady covert disinformation and anti-democratic deep state outfit" that was caught promoting Russophobic propaganda and later deleted its website.


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