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Table 1 The “5 Ds +” of incitement

From: Incitement, genocide, genocidal terror, and the upstream role of indoctrination: can epidemiologic models predict and prevent?

Term Definition
Dehumanization Dehumanization is used by perpetrators to evoke feelings of loathing, contempt, and revulsion, often by comparing or identifying the target with nonhuman species or diseases.
Demonization Blaming the target for the perpetrators personal misfortunes or those of his/her group and/or provoking feelings of fear towards a specific group.
Delegitimization Denying the existence or history of the other group, and/or accusing the target of extreme criminal acts.
Disinformation Presenting false or partial information with the intent to malign.
Denial Negating historical facts or denying past atrocities.
Threats Statements of intent to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on groups or individuals.
Glorification of terror Invoking well-known perpetrators of genocidal violence as role models (such as the memorializing “martyrs” or financial compensation for families of “martyrs” or terrorists)