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psychological warfare

n.
The use of various techniques, such as propaganda and terror, to induce or reinforce attitudes favorable to a war effort among a population or government.
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psychological warfare

n
1. (Military) the military application of psychology, esp to propaganda and attempts to influence the morale of enemy and friendly groups in time of war
2. (Psychology) the military application of psychology, esp to propaganda and attempts to influence the morale of enemy and friendly groups in time of war
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Noun1.psychological warfare - the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
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The company also removed right-wing personalities Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Mr Jones's site, Infowars, which often posts conspiracy theories.
On Thursday, Facebook crafted a more set-in-stone "dangerous" standard that enabled them to expunge Jones' Infowars, as well as toxic figures such as Farrakhan and alt-right figures like Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer.
Infowars, the website run by Jones, posted a response saying that the ban "… amounts to editorial control over user content -- and a donation in kind to the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate."
However, he and his media outlet InfoWars maintained a presence on Instagram, a platform owned by Facebook.