A lesson in collective gaslighting

Israeli police officers during clashes with protesters following a visit of right-wing politician Itamar Ben Gvir at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem Old City, June 10, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Gaslighting describes the practice of making someone question their perception of reality in order to control and abuse them for the perpetrator’s benefit. The term is often talked about in the context of relationships, romantic or other, and usually refers to individual behaviors. But what happens when an entire group acts as gaslighters? Or worse, when an entire society becomes the victim of gaslighting?

Source: A lesson in collective gaslighting

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