Propaganda And Its Effect On Society

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Propaganda has been used throughout history ever since a government based system has been institutionalized in society. Propaganda is “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.” But exactly how effective is this tool of manipulation? Does is truly sway the masses of a society to be influenced into believing and supporting the officials’ points of view and ideals? History has shown that when propaganda is used the right way, with the right timing, it is highly effective. In the 20th century, American officials and the American government has over time increasingly perfected the tool of propaganda. Many people question to see if propaganda, or the use of bias information, is being used today in America. Taking a look back on our government’s track record, we can only assume that not everything we are told, or see on the news, is true. America has used propaganda for many reasons. Every reason to be self-serving for the nation itself or a few select groups. Whether it is to support a war to obtain a large outcome of resources or be used in political races to get into a higher more influential role in the government. The range of influence propaganda demonstrates is exponential with a seemingly unlimited amount of results. The whole idea of propaganda is to more efficiently control the population of a society without making the people feel like they are not in control. “All propaganda
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