What is the role of propaganda in shaping how consumers think, and ultimately what we buy. As an Unsumer, knowing the tools the politicians and businesses use to manipulate you, can help you make better decisions.
There is a great website that helps explain just what propaganda is :
a quote from the website:
“Propagandists love short-cuts — particularly those which short-circuit rational thought. They encourage this by agitating emotions, by exploiting insecurities, by capitalizing on the ambiguity of language, and by bending the rules of logic. As history shows, they can be quite successful.
Propaganda analysis exposes the tricks that propagandists use and suggests ways of resisting the short-cuts that they promote. This web-site discusses various propaganda techniques, provides contemporary examples of their use, and proposes strategies of mental self-defense.
Propaganda analysis is an antidote to the excesses of the Information Age.”