manipulation

9.18.18

DHS Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny It Has Records on Deepfakes

As DARPA researchers work on identifying manipulated videos, and lawmakers call for an intelligence community report, the DHS is staying tight-lipped on deepfakes.

7.23.18

You Probably Look More Attractive in a Group Than on Your Own

It's been called the "cheerleader effect."

7.10.18

Facebook Is Testing a Feature to Tell You If That DM Came from Russia

Facebook has faced a wave of misinformation and scam campaigns. Users may soon have more information about that unsolicited direct message, judging by a new feature Facebook is currently trying out.

6.15.18

Your Voice Actually Changes When You Talk to Someone Intimidating

Using a higher-pitched voice could signal that you're not a threat.

11.8.17

How to Talk to Someone You Can't Stand

If more people learned the art, we'd have a lot less sound and fury in this country.

10.3.17

Break Free from Toxic Relationships with Twist's "Freak" Video

"I think this drives home the idea of feeling manipulated and figuring out how to leave a situation— regaining your control."

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7.25.17

Surreal Photo Manipulations Combine Urban and Wild Landscapes

KangHee Kim juxtaposes vibrant nature scenes with gritty cityscapes in her alluring photo collages.

6.20.17

Dogs Really Are Your Best Wingmen, Study Finds

Just being pictured with man's best friend could make you seem like a better partner.

6.1.17

How to Manipulate a Power Tripper

Start with his deepest need.

5.23.17

There's a Formula for Detecting Bullshit

And it's worked for more than 3,000 years.

4.6.17

How to Get Someone to Let Their Guard Down

There's a fine line between intimacy and manipulation.

3.30.17

How Big Pharma Makes You Think You Have Sex Problems

"It's not just about branding the drug. It's branding the condition."

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