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Propaganda and Animal Farm
What is Propaganda? The systematic manipulation of public opinion Modern propaganda is distinguished from other forms of communication in that it is consciously and deliberately used to influence group attitudes
Propaganda: The art of persuasion It is the spreading of ideas, information or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause or a person.
Propaganda is intended to make us accept or approve something without looking closely at the evidence.
Most of the propaganda devices utilize emotion and avoid critical thinking.
Guilt by Association If you’re near a person or group, all its evils rub off on you.
Either – or – reasoning Wrongly assumes there are only two ways to think on a complicated issue.
Generalization Says something is always true, based on a few cases.
Japanese Leaflet dropped on Australian Soldiers
Post Hoc Reasoning Takes a cause and an effect and incorrectly ties them together.
Testimonial Uses a famous name to endorse an idea.
Bandwagon Everybody’s doing it.
Plain Folks says that “ordinary” people agree with an idea.
Empty Sentences state or imply illogical conclusions from a given set of facts.
Name Calling If you’re not a “good guy”
Examples of Propaganda America
Most images preyed on people’s emotions Insulting beliefs such as religion