Sunday, January 29, 2017

How Networked Propaganda Unraveled US Politics

John Robb Thursday, 26 January 2017

A simple to change to how propaganda is developed and distributed has fundamentally altered US politics.  For our purposes, propaganda is the systematic use of biased, false, and/or misleading information to influence the decision making of a target audience.

What makes propaganda different than getting conned by a used car salesman is that propaganda is systematic -- i.g. it uses the media to influence groups of people.  Even though we don't want to admit it, propaganda is the essence of political (as well as economic) competition, from the local election to superpower conflict during the cold war.  Propaganda (from commercial brands to political ideologies) is everywhere and we soak in it every day......To Read More.....  

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