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Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:16 AM

Republican propaganda

Does the democratic party have a plan to combat the resent onslaught of Internet propaganda unleashed by republican operatives.
The way google search has been manipulated to lead people to the "real fake news"
The way Facebook misleads people

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Response to njhoneybadger (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:29 AM

1. During the Eisenhower years

there was a program. They taught children how to spot communist propaganda. That stuff must be around somewhere.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:40 AM

3. That was the last time Republicans were in favor of teaching critical thinking.


The natural product of 40-50 years of RepubliCON stupefying propaganda is Republican President Trump / Pence.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:00 AM

4. We had a whole section in 8th grade English on propaganda/logic. I remember it to this day.

(This was in 1965.) It didn't even base the program on communist propaganda -- we were given a list of propaganda techniques and/or logic errors and we had to find examples of that propaganda technique in newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, books, etc. and bring them in to class. IIRC, we got points for the number of examples we brought in.

So, cereal boxes : endorsement by celebrity/expert (does a celebrity paid to be on a cereal box really know what you should eat for breakfast?)

And on and on. Honestly, if we could get teenagers to spurn even half of the propaganda that comes their way, we might make a dent in this shit. But, frankly, propaganda is based on how the human being works in social groups, so it'll be a long haul.


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Response to njhoneybadger (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:38 AM

2. Read George Lakoff on framing discussion by choice of language. Always say "Republican Pres Trump".

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:08 AM

5. Thank you, I have it's very interesting

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Response to njhoneybadger (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 01:03 PM

6. When Hillary did it with Correct the Record....

She was called "corrupt" and "manipulative" by many on the left.

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