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In politics and public relations spin refers to portraying an event or fact in a way that is favorable to you and unfavorable to your political opponents. This is called "putting a positive spin on a story" or just "spinning" the story.
Practitioners of spin are often referred to as spin doctors.
The techniques of spin include:
- Selective quotation
- Selective use of facts
- Non-denial denial
- Phrasing in a way that assumes unproven truths
- "Burying" stories by releasing information at times when more important events dominate the news
- Euphemisms to disguise or promote one's agenda
- Alastair Campbell
- Public relations
- Media manipulation
- Censorship in the United States
- BBC news story: "We've too many spin doctors"