MANIPULATING THROUGH OMISSION OF INFORMATION: THE CASE OF INFLATION DATA IN THE 2015 BUDGET

Over the last week, all the cover of the papers in the UK had the same image: a red box that symbolised the presentation of chancellor’s George Osborne 2015 Budget.  But what the covers didn’t show is the form of manipulation that it hided within, by consciously ignoring information about the realities of the country in the document, as it does with the coverage of the inflation numbers.

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