Problem

False positive representation to authority

Other Names:
Deceptive appearances created for show
False front presentation
Potemkin village syndrome
Incidence:

Prince Potemkin in 1787, as governor of Crimea, organized Empress Catherine's tour of the newly-annexed province. He is alleged to have erected false-front villages peopled by actors along her route, to impress her concerning the living standards of the population and their contentment under his rule.

Broader Problems:
Deception
Disinformation
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
PathologyVillagesPromotionShowsAuthoritiesPolitics
Date of last update
24.04.2018 – 12:15 CEST