U.S. foreign policymakers have experimented at planting propaganda in social media and then citing it as evidence to support their goals, a process now playing out in the Syrian “regime change,” as Rick Sterling explains."Propaganda" is the ordinary language term for it. The technical term for it is "making shit up." A corollary is "duping the rubes."
Noam Chomsky calls it "manufacturing consent." The article shows how consent gets manufactured by covert orchestration and then planting in the media echo chamber.
Whatever, it's all about generating a hoax and propagating it. This takes organization and funding. Guess who provides it.
How US Propaganda Plays in Syrian War