Decoy Icon: trick, lure &snare

Deception is a cognitive tool that shapes consciousness and behavior. The decoy is one of the oldest forms of deceit, an ancient and powerful skill. It’s operation in protection, defense and conflict is designed to distract, lure, destroy, trick, ensnare, deceive, reveal or waste the time and energy of an opponent. 

Today, especially in media and politics, we are presented with social distraction, images, choices, and news events that cause perceptual dissonance.

…ongoing links about decoy that I found interesting:

Architecture and digital image

Martha Rosler, Decoy and Disruptions

Steganography: writing hidden messages. Concealing a file, message, image, or video within another file, message, image, or video.