Dog whistles: The secret language politicians are using


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Politicians are using coded language to “manipulate people” into making decisions they wouldn’t normally be “morally comfortable with”, a political language expert tells the BBC.

This kind of political message only certain people are meant to understand is known as a “dog whistle”, explains Professor Jennifer Saul.

Some claimed these tactics were used to make people think Barack Obama was a foreigner. Others said UKIP’s “Breaking Point” poster was a racist dog whistle.

So how does it work?

Source : BBC


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