Propaganda 101 (2018)

For most of us, we see or hear “propaganda” and instantly think of it in negative terms. In truth, it simply means attempting to “propagate” an idea; hence the term. As a result, it can be used to incite war or fight disease, foster unity or stir discrimination. Yet the advent of the internet and the accompanying social media has made propaganda available as a powerful tool in almost anyone’s hands—for good or ill.