Propaganda and public perception manipulation

I am on savasana. George isn’t, but we are wondering about the same things.

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“It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and myths that surround it.”

John Pilger

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From Anti-Propaganda Propaganda

Defining propaganda has always been a problem. The main difficulties have involved differentiating propaganda from other types of persuasion, and avoiding an “if they do it then that’s propaganda, while if we do it then that’s information and education” biased approach. Personally I prefer the following definition provided by Garth Jowett and Victoria O’Donnell: “Propaganda is the deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist.”

What is modern propaganda? For many, it is the lies of a totalitarian state usually associated with Nazis and Communism.

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From 10 Most Evil Propaganda Techniques

Today, we prefer to believe that there is no submissive void in our…

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4 thoughts on “Propaganda and public perception manipulation

  1. IdealisticRebel

    There is manipulation all over the world for many reasons.We do need people to act in ethical ways, to listen well to the other side and to think, don’t let any government tell you what to think. In harmony, Barbara

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