A public relations strategy to suppress public perception of a statistical increase in human or ecological collateral or other types of negative consequence or ramification resulting from a range of profitable industrial exploits or products, or consequences/ramifications stemming from institutional mishandling or government malfeasance, by "spinning" the numbers or adulterating the information in such a way that any negative consequence- or the association to a particular branch of government, public figure, industry or institution to the negative disclosure- are vastly minimized. This type of data and information manipulation is commonly either sourced from government agencies with a stake in suppressing alarming disclosures and statistics, or from investigations funded directly or indirectly by the industries or institutions in question, and then typically publicized without scrutiny by media resources which depend on particular industries for ad revenues and/or with a marked tendency toward institutional or political bias.
"The news network has been prone to spinimizing the extent of NSA data collection."
"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that prescription drug overdose deaths among women increased roughly 400 percent between 1999 to 2010. For males in the same age range, the increase was roughly 250 percent, although male overdose rates remain higher than female. In response to questions over the specific nature of these deaths, the CDC pointedly refused to identify the majority of fatalities as intentional suicides, attempting to spinimize the growing association between prescription drugs, radical personality changes, violence and suicide."
"During the White House press conference, the Secretary of Defense spinimized the number of violent civilian deaths in armed conflict even as reports in the archive of Wikileaks offered a startling contradiction to official tallies."
03 de julio de 2013