Why is it so Dangerous?
The Type of Disinformation that You Should Be More Aware of
Understanding disinformation is not just about determining whether information is true or false. Propaganda and conspiracy theories are examples of disinformation that defy such classification. Indeed, many instances of propaganda and conspiracy theories contain elements of truth, designed to create or exploit divisions in their audiences. This section will focus on identifying propaganda and conspiracy theories, and their potential to cause harm and conflict.
Propaganda & Conspiracy Theory
Video Interview with Dr. Luwei Rose Luqiu
Academics have defined propaganda as the deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to fulfill the desired intent of the organization or people who create the propaganda. Play the video and learn the various kinds of propaganda, the harm, and how to counter it.