Monday, November 29

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Punish peddlers of disinformation, voters told

Punish peddlers of disinformation, voters told

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VOTERS SHOULD “punish” campaign teams that spread false information during the election period, a public relations expert said. Alan German, president of the Agents International Public Relations, said political campaigns become “clumsy” and “amateurish” if they are run based on “disingenuity.” “The best way to police the PR (public relations) industry [is to] punish them. Who can punish them? The voters. When you see candidates using disinformation as their primary weapon or tool, do not vote for them. This way the PR will learn as well,” German said during the 'Truth Well Told: Political PR and Advertising' forum last Nov. 10. “We saw a lot of candidates in the past [who] were the best at something, but it was not important to the voters. It has to be believable because if y