Propaganda Website Project

This week working on the website propaganda project really highlighted the different ways propaganda can be used to influence people. Propaganda is manipulative, sometimes in a harmful way and sometimes not, or at least not intended to manipulate for harm. This is kind of a gray area then it seems when propaganda is used for a cause that is inherently positive, good, or needed.

Propaganda is intended to create an emotional response from people whether that response be fear based or igniting a passion to complete a helpful task, it can be very effective at getting a large number of people interested in a cause. Propaganda leaves out parts of the story generally that do not further the cause or complicate things. This is why it can be harmful or manipulative because people are not just given all the information and able to make an informed decision that is not based on emotion and lack of information.

This was a great project and I think the website was put together really thoughtfully and came to be quite entertaining as well!

2 Replies to “Propaganda Website Project”

  1. I agree Ruth this assignment was really fun and entertaining it also allowed for the class to really delve into creativity abilities. This was really fun to watch.

  2. I also agree that the propaganda campaign was very engaging and interesting to develop with the class! Our class discussions about propaganda really did go to show how nuanced it can be in regards to whether or not it is inherently “good” or “bad.” I definitely think it can fall into a grey area if what is being promoted is for a good cause. It also gets convoluted in comparison to how advertisements are different from propaganda or whether they’re just another form of it.

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