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Propaganda 101

Some Methods Used in Propaganda

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Media Control
How it works: Use of tactics to influence or control what the media reports. Some of the things propagandists do is to control the information to ensure that only those favorable to their cause are highlighted.

Tapping on emotions
How it works: Using images or reports that appeal to emotions like pity or anger to gain support.

Diversion
How it works: Selective approach by avoiding certain topics that may negatively affect the goal of the propaganda. The key is to divert people’s focus on what the propagandists want to put on spotlight.

Simple and repetitive
How it works: The goal is to keep the message simple for people to easily grasp and connect with.

Justifiable
How it works: Using “righteousness” to justify and create an impression of legitimacy to the propagandists cause

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