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Social Media Manipulation and Propaganda
Transcript of Social Media Manipulation and Propaganda
The social conflict paradigm examines the inequalities of society
Manipulation and propaganda are a form of social control
The people in positions of power are those who have the power to manipulate
Giving more power to those who already have it
SOCIAL MEDIA MANIPULATION AND PROPAGANDA
Manipulation and Propaganda
Complex system that promotes solidarity and stability
Social Media helps promote solidarity and advancement in society
The manipulation and propaganda are the glue that help social media function
The symbolic interactionist defines society as a mosaic of symbols with which individuals ascribe value to through the mode of communication.
Users simultaneously use multiple platforms to establish "online personalities" and create their symbols and meanings through a virtual reality
Your peers and society as a whole communicate, and ascribe value to each other based on their personal representation on social media
What can you do?
We took a little survey....
On the George Brown Social Service Worker 2014-2016 Facebook group, we asked you to answer a few questions.
Social Media is considered any kind of
virtual network or community that joins
What do you think the impact of social media and propaganda have been on you?
How do you think the manipulation and propaganda in social media could be challenged?
Manipulation comes in the form of instilling bias and misconstruing messages or topics
Manipulation and propaganda work in conjunction with one another
Propaganda is a message with a distinctly political bias
Manipulation is a function of propaganda, instilling biases and misconstruing messages or topics
Where can manipulation and propaganda be found?
"The ideal body" (lifestyle, fashion)
Acknowledge that manipulation and propaganda are very prominent on social media platforms
Being able to identify if a source is credible
Using multiple sources
Not believing everything you see or hear
Being aware of your social location