Analyzing Propaganda Techniques Used to Disrupt Democracy Worldwide
PBS affiliate WETA has made available a list of propaganda techniques that make false connections (such as the techniques of “transfer” and “testimonial”), or constitute special appeals (such as “bandwagon” and “fear”), or are types of logical fallacy (for example, “unwarranted extrapolation”). The list, which provides definitions and examples, is adapted from Propaganda Critic, a website dedicated to promoting techniques of propaganda analysis among critically minded citizens. In 2018 all of Propaganda Critic’s original content was updated, with the addition of nearly two dozen new articles exploring the rise of computational propaganda, explaining recent research on cognitive biases that influence how individuals interpret and retain information, and presenting recent case studies of how propaganda techniques have been used to disrupt democracy around the world.
For more than 30 years, National Geographic’s Boyd Matson has traveled the globe, reporting on nature, exploration, science, and adventure—from the heights of Mount Everest to the frigid waters of Antarctica. As the host of Wild Chronicles, Matson reports on people who are exploring Earth, solving its scientific mysteries, and advocating for its protection.
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, holds one of the most significant collections of photographs of the civil rights movement. The works in the online exhibition “Civil Rights Photography” are only a small selection of the collection, which includes more than 300 photographs that document the social protest movement.