I hear the term, “Weasel Words” thrown around these days like I heard the term, “paradigm” in the 90s, or how every sentence started with the word “so” around 2015.
Then someone sent me this video which makes it perfectly clear exactly what the term means. I would like to thank the FBI for the excellent example of it, and Ed Snowdon for the clarity on the issue.
FBI >> We are NOT trying to get encryption backdoors, we are trying to get LEGAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION….FROM THE BACK…THROUGH A DOOR … get your facts right! pic.twitter.com/eTxHNF48EK
— ?silla ?rimer (@CryptoTweetie) March 10, 2021
Another excellent example of the term, Weasel Words”.
"Indirect effects". Another great example of the term, weasel words, as they try and avoid saying consequences of government policy.
— Vlad Tepesblog (@Vladtepesblog) March 11, 2021
Notice how this phrase from Statistics Canada says: “Indirect impacts” when what they really refer to are the consequences of government policy implemented with the excuse of Covid. A brilliant example of Weasel Words.