Propaganda and Spin Doctors

Spin doctor – Mainly disapproving

Someone whose job is to make ideas, events, etc. seem better than they really are, especially in politics

Cambridge Dictionary

1 Introduction to Propaganda

6 okt. 2013

In this lecture we investigate the nature of propaganda. We examine what propaganda is, the difference between education and propaganda, the history of propaganda, the nature of political propaganda, and the role propaganda plays in modern democracies.

2 Why obvious lies make great propaganda

31 aug. 2018

 
For leaders like Trump and Putin, telling big lies isn’t about persuasion — it’s about power. 
 
At first glance, US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin seem to have wildly different communication styles. But what they share is a tendency to repeat big, obvious lies — a tactic researchers have dubbed the “firehose of falsehood.” Whether it’s lying about Russian troops in Crimea or falsely claiming millions of people voted illegally during the 2016 election, both leaders demonstrate a kind of shamelessness when it comes to telling and retelling big lies. And that’s because firehosing isn’t actually about persuasion. It’s about power.

3 How Trump makes extreme things look normal

21 dec. 2017

 
The scariest part of Trump’s first year as president isn’t how abnormal he is, it’s how normal he makes everything else look by comparison.
 
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4 Girl Uses Powers to Crush Cans Prank

19 feb. 2016

A little girl? Nope- you won’t fool us, demon!
 
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