Let's not be deceived by modern propaganda: Part I

Susan Beaver
Author Susan Beaver
Collection Modern Propaganda

In this new editorial series on Storia, we'll define modern propaganda, giving examples of how it works and how it relates to politics, news, and intelligence gathering.

Part I: What's Modern Propaganda and How Does It Work?

48When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations

Face it. There's funny business going on right in front of our eyes. And it's just starting to bubble to the surface. Every day, politicians, governments and the corporate-owned media are using words and images to gain support for their own benefit – to build power and make money for themselves. In the old days, even 20 years ago, the main mediums used to influence the masses were radio, network television, print newspapers, magazines, billboards, posters, and Hollywood films.

Today, of course, independent documentaries and films and the internet – including social media, short-form video content, live podcasts, apps, and original series on Netflix, Hulu, and the like – have taken center stage in reaching and influencing millions of people.

Old methods, new mediums




Using soundbites and clickbait


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