Propaganda Analysis - How not to get 'Influenced' ?

Think. Act. Civilize by learning the science behind Propaganda.
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You will learn How to think rather than What to think.
You will Learn different aspects of Propaganda - History, Evolution and Implications on an individual's life.
You will specifically learn how Propaganda is used by Political Parties and Politicians to meet their Political Needs.
You will Learn about Institute for Propaganda Analysis and how they defined and classified Propaganda.
You will learn about the techniques of Propaganda and how they are employed to stir your emotions and achieve the goals of Propagandists.
We will discuss Propaganda Model as described in the book Manufacturing Consent.
We will see the Filters of Mass Media through which the information is passed before becoming NEWS.
At the end of the course, you will be able to define, classify and call out different Propaganda techniques that you are fed in your day to day life.


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This Course is based on primarily, the Institute for Propaganda Analysis and the book Manufacturing Consent.

Institute For Propaganda Analysis was an Organization in USA, the first section explains what Propaganda is as defined by IPA and also the various devices IPA called out. 

The second section will take you through the findings and model as described by Mr. Edward S. Herman and Mr. Noam Chomsky in their book Manufacturing Consent- The Political Economy of the Mass Media. In this section we will see the Propaganda Model and its filters. 

Note - Whatever I have compiled in this course is readily available on the internet.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to understand how you are manipulated and made a part of Propaganda by Political, Social,Religious groups by playing upon your emotions.

Course content

2 sections32 lectures45m total length
  • Introduction
  • All about IPA
  • Name Calling - What it is?
  • Name Calling - Examples
  • Name Calling - Calling Out
  • Glittering Generalities - What it is?
  • Glittering Generalities - Examples
  • Glittering Generalities - Calling Out
  • Transfer - What it is?
  • Transfer - Examples
  • Transfer - Calling Out
  • Testimonial - What it is?
  • Testimonial - Example and Calling Out
  • Plain Folks - What it is ?
  • Plain Folks - Examples and Calling Out
  • Card Stacking - What it is?
  • Card Stacking - Examples and Calling Out
  • Bandwagon -What it is and Calling Out
  • Conclusion
  • Propaganda Devices
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Don Quixote
Ayush Dubey
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Hello, I am Don Quixote masquerading as Ayush, Jack of all trades, Master of None.

I am a Web Developer working at an IT firm in India. But, my primary skills are not in development but in something I don't have a name for (Or at least I don't know yet.) . I am deeply involved in Politics and like to be aware about things happening around me which as a citizen of my country affects me and my country. Reading NEWS and all sort of information floating around always is my Super Power. 

In my quest to know everything about Politics in India, I came across several instances of the various Propaganda tricks played out by Political Parties in my country. The most important one was the case of Fake NEWS. I started to find NEWS that was false and put it on my website. As I read and read further, I came to know how Fake NEWS is just a medium of spreading Propaganda. The real issue is to educate people on how propaganda works and is spread and how we can stop getting fooled because of this. To make people Think, Act and Civilize.