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Welcome to Spinprofiles

Welcome to Spinprofiles—your guide to networks of power, lobbying and deceptive PR.

Spinprofiles documents the PR and propaganda activities of public relations firms and the public relations industry] engaged in managing and manipulating public perception, opinion and policy. Spinprofiles also includes profiles on think tanks, Front Groups funded by industry and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of Transnational Corporations or other special interests.

Spinprofiles focuses on transparency issues by profiling and cataloging the activities of lobbyists, lobbying firms and other Corporate lobby groups

Propaganda in war and peace and the activities of states in deceptive communications and special interest lobbying is also a focus with major collections of articles on British Propaganda, the theory and practice of Counterinsurgency, the Neoconservatives, the Israel Lobby and the Terror experts and the associated terrorism industry, which do so much to distort public policy in the 'war on terror'. Spinprofiles also documents the propaganda, disinformation, and covert action activities of states, intelligence agencies, and their associated networks.

Spinprofiles has a policy of strict referencing, and is overseen by an editor and several Associate Portal editors.

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Spinprofiles Portals

Alcohol | Climate | Foodspin | Front Groups | GM Watch | Israel Lobby | LM network | Lobbying | Neoconservatives | Northern Ireland | Nuclear Spin | Pharma | Propaganda | Scotland | Spooks | Terror Expertise | Think Tanks | Transnational Corporations | Water

Propaganda, conflict and war

Propaganda | Terror Experts and institutions | Neoconservative networks | Counterinsurgency

Regional conflicts

Israel Lobby | The Conflict in the North of Ireland | Iraq War 2003 | Private Military Contractors: A database of mercenary firms operating in Iraq | Targetting Iran | Middle East Watch | Focus on Latin America

Elite Networks and Corporate Power

Industry Sectors

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Popular articles

To see which pages are most read check the list of most popular pages on Spinprofiles. To see the pages which do not exist but are most wanted by Spinprofiles users see the Most Wanted pages. The Priority profiles page lists organisations that Spinprofiles users would like contributors to help with.


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Most Wanted pages

  1. Conservative Party (46 links)
  2. George W. Bush (39 links)
  3. Ronald Reagan (35 links)
  4. General Motors (34 links)
  5. Bill Clinton (33 links)
  6. United Nations (32 links)
  7. AT&T (32 links)
  8. John Major (28 links)
  9. National Security Council (28 links)
  10. The Times (28 links)

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Getting Started

Looking for somewhere to start?

To learn how you can edit any article right now, visit Spinprofiles:About, Welcome, newcomers, our Help page, Frequently Asked Questions, A quick guide to editing or experiment in the sandbox.

Research and Writing Tips

Article guidelines | How to research front groups | Resources for studying propaganda | Research using the web

Can you help?

Spinprofiles can be made more effective if more people join the project. If you have research or writing skills or just spare time, you can help.

If you are unsure where to start, you could expand some of the recently created but currently very brief articles. (If you look at the recent changes page you will see some noted as being 'stubs' - articles that may just be a line or two and needing to be fleshed out). So if you would like to add to some of those you would be most welcome.

There is an automatically updated page which includes the pages which have been signalled by Spinprofiles users as most wanted. In addition there is a page which includes a list of Things you can do to help.

Or if you would like some other suggestions closer to your interests you could drop Spinprofiles editor, David Miller an email. His address is editor AT

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Spinprofiles history

Spinprofiles is a collaborative venture initiated by Spinwatch in collaboration with Lobbywatch, GM Watch Red Star Research and Corporate Watch, but put into effect by a wide variety of volunteers and independent researchers.

Contributors are now working on 18,763 articles.

Disclaimer: Spinprofiles is an encyclopedia of people, issues and groups shaping the public agenda. It is a project of the Spinwatch—email editor AT

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