What a tangled web we weave
when we practice to deceive
I have been writing this blog as a way to understand the the UK false memory craze of 1993-4 where over four hundred newspaper articles in the UK ( the number documented by Kitzinger in just four newspapers) wrote about people who were supposedly suffering from having a false memory.
I was one of the people who was written about in the newspapers and this was a very difficult time for me. At the time I knew that my memory was not more or less false than anyonw else’s memory – and this is still the case.However it was terrible to be written about in this way with no cause for redress. My suffering was made more accute by the fact that there wasn’t anywhere else to turn to find information that contradicted these newspaper articles.
I’m therefore so pleased that now there are a variety of digital and social media communities and forms of expression that have enabled me to write about my experience.
But of course there is a downside to the proliferation of digital media forms also. And when it comes to “historic” child sexual abuse one of these downsides has been the on-line news web site caled Exaro News.