A brief history of ‘mindfucking’

There are at least four definitions of ‘mindfuck’:

1) People fucking with other people’s sense of reality via disinformation or pranks for their own purposes (which could be to amuse themselves, to liberate other people, or to advance some other agenda)

For example: ‘Cambridge Analytica mindfucked the British voters over Brexit’

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Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.