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Propaganda and the Internet Citizenship and Geography Grade 7 Spring 2008 Miss Thomas
Definition of Propaganda <ul><li>Propaganda is the spread of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or in...
<ul><li>The word propaganda refers to any technique that attempts to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, or behav...
<ul><li>People often think of propaganda as something negative, as in a con or a lie. But propaganda really doesn't have a...
<ul><li>If propaganda is negative, then &quot;reverse propaganda&quot; must be positive, right? No. No matter what you cal...
Types of Propaganda <ul><li>Bandwagon </li></ul><ul><li>Testimonial </li></ul><ul><li>Plain Folks </li></ul><ul><li>Repeti...
Bandwagon <ul><li>Persuading people to do something by letting them know others are doing it. </li></ul><ul><li>Example:  ...
Testimonial <ul><li>Using the words of a famous person to persuade you. </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE:  &quot;Sam Slugger&quot...
Transfer <ul><li>Using the names or pictures of famous people, but not direct quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Example:  The envir...
Repetition <ul><li>The Product name is repeated at least four times. </li></ul><ul><li>Example:  In a commercial for a new...
Emotional Words <ul><li>Using words that will make you feel strongly about someone or something. </li></ul><ul><li>Example...
<ul><li>The Internet </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Internet is a vast computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide </li></ul>
<ul><li>Information is transferred very quickly . </li></ul><ul><li>In the past, if an individual needed a specific piece ...
Resources <ul><li>Donn.  (2007).  Media, Politics, Advertising, Conflict.   Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://propagand...
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Propaganda and the Internet

  1. 1. Propaganda and the Internet Citizenship and Geography Grade 7 Spring 2008 Miss Thomas
  2. 2. Definition of Propaganda <ul><li>Propaganda is the spread of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The word propaganda refers to any technique that attempts to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, or behavior of a group in order to benefit the sponsor. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of propaganda is to Persuade . </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>People often think of propaganda as something negative, as in a con or a lie. But propaganda really doesn't have anything to do with negative or positive. </li></ul><ul><li>It's a technique. </li></ul><ul><li>The word propaganda refers to any technique that attempts to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes or behavior of a group in order to benefit the sponsor. </li></ul><ul><li>In a war, when you use propaganda to encourage your own side, this technique is often called reverse propaganda. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>If propaganda is negative, then &quot;reverse propaganda&quot; must be positive, right? No. No matter what you call it, it's still propaganda, and its purpose is unchanged. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of propaganda is to persuade (in order to benefit the sponsor). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of Propaganda <ul><li>Bandwagon </li></ul><ul><li>Testimonial </li></ul><ul><li>Plain Folks </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Words </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bandwagon <ul><li>Persuading people to do something by letting them know others are doing it. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Everyone in Lemmingtown is behind Jim Duffie for Mayor. Shouldn't you be part of this winning team? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Testimonial <ul><li>Using the words of a famous person to persuade you. </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE: &quot;Sam Slugger&quot;, a baseball Hall of Famer who led the pros in hitting for years, appears in a television ad supporting Mike Politico for U.S. Senate. Since Sam is well known and respected in his home state and nationally, he will likely gain Mr. Politico many votes just by his appearance with the candidate. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Transfer <ul><li>Using the names or pictures of famous people, but not direct quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Example: The environmentalist group PEOPLE PROMOTING PLANTS, in its attempt to prevent a highway from destroying the natural habitat of thousands of plant species, produces a television ad with a &quot;scientist&quot; in a white lab coat explaining the dramatic consequences of altering the food chain by destroying this habitat. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Repetition <ul><li>The Product name is repeated at least four times. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: In a commercial for a new product called Mr. Green Knees, “Mr. Green Knees” begins every sentence. “Mr. Green Knees is Easy!” “Mr. Green Knees is Cool!” “Mr. Green Knees is fun!” “Mr. Green Knees is Portable!” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Emotional Words <ul><li>Using words that will make you feel strongly about someone or something. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Ralph Lauren sells there perfume by showing a romantic love seen and just putting the word romance on the ad. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The Internet </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Internet is a vast computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Information is transferred very quickly . </li></ul><ul><li>In the past, if an individual needed a specific piece of information, they would go to the library and end up researching for hours. Now you can turn on a computer and type in a search in a matter of minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>The world is now at your fingertips. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Resources <ul><li>Donn.  (2007). Media, Politics, Advertising, Conflict.  Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://propaganda.mrdonn.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>(2006). Propaganda .  Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://www.propagandacritic.com/ </li></ul>

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