Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Propaganda a Way to control Society

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Propaganda a Way to control Society

In order for the propagandist to be able to achieve their goal of manipulating society into believeing their thoughts and ideas they must conceal their identity.By concealing their identity they are consealing their sources which gives that piece of propganda more credibility. A propagandist wants complete control weather they believe the message that they are sending out into society is true or not.

"Control of information flow takes the form of withholding information, releasing information at predetermined times, releasing information in
juxtaposition with other information that may influence public perception,
manufacturing information, communicating information to selective audiences and
distorting information. The proagadist tries to control information flow in two
ways: (a) controlling the media as a source of information distribution and (b)
presenting distorted information from what appears to be a credible source."


Blogger A. Mattson said...

Don't forget to proof read & spell check your post before publishing. Also always cite the source of the quote you are analyzing.

Do propagandists always conceal their identities? What are the dangers of using false messages to persuade the public?

Your quote discusses the careful management of information flow and the selection of messages, media and sources. That is key to understanding how public opinion is managed on a daily basis: timing and the selection and targetting of information is crucial.

2/14/2007 11:49 PM  

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