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Propaganda Techniques

This presentation provides a brief introduction to propaganda and some corresponding techniques.

B Bell

on 18 December 2012

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Transcript of Propaganda Techniques

4. Emotional appeal
tries to persuade the reader by using words that appeal to the reader’s emotions instead of to logic or reason. Introduction and Techniques 3. Red Herring 1. Name Calling 2. Bandwagon Propaganda What is propaganda? Definition:
Information aimed at positively or negatively influencing the opinions or behaviors of large numbers of people. Questions:
Why does propaganda exist? What is its purpose?
What is the role of propaganda in our daily lives?
How do viewers/readers know what to believe? Propaganda Techniques Definition:
Propaganda techniques and persuasive tactics are used to influence people to believe, buy or do something. What is the purpose of using propaganda techniques?
To manipulate the readers' or viewers'
reason and emotions; to persuade you to
believe in something or someone, buy an item,
or vote a certain way. is an attack on a person instead of an issue. tries to persuade the reader to do, think or buy something because it is popular or because “everyone” is doing it. is an attempt to distract the reader with details not relevant to the argument. 5. Testimonial
attempts to persuade the reader
by using a famous person to endorse a product or idea
(for instance, the celebrity endorsement). 6. Repetition
attempts to persuade the
reader by repeating a message
over and over again. 7. Sweeping generalization (stereotyping)
makes an oversimplified statement
about a group based on limited information. 8. Circular argument
states a conclusion as part
of the proof of the argument. 9. Appeal to numbers, facts, or statistics
attempts to persuade the
reader by showing how many
people think something is true. Let's Practice!
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