PROPAGANDA. DEFINITIONS. Definitions of Propaganda. From Latin propagatio : to grow, to spread, to multiply. Propaganda = to disseminate, to propagate but also: distort, manipulate, brainwash…. Or, maybe propaganda is:. any statement from a source we don’t like
to grow, to spread, to multiply.
distort, manipulate, brainwash…
any statement from a source we don’t like
(Joseph Schumpeter, 1966)
when we see it.
the deliberate, systematic attempt
to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior
to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist
a mode of discourse
intended to persuade, to manipulate, and to indoctrinate its audience
into accepting policies
that they might not otherwise support.
It attempts to squash questioning and criticism
by dramatizing evil and concealing facts that might be embarrassing for the forces disseminating the propaganda.
Propaganda is a discourse that legitimates certain interests and polices while providing a one-sided, simplified, and distorted, but not necessarily totally untrue, view of events or people.
Propaganda might not be purely false.
Propaganda is not mere lies and must appeal to facts, though often selectively.
Propagandist The Public