Propaganda is intentionally incorrect or misleading information directed against an adversary or potential adversary to disrupt or influence any sphere of national power—informational, political, military, or economic.
The broadcasts of Lord Haw Haw to the British Isles during the Battle of Britain, and of Tokyo Rose in the Pacific theater during World War II are excellent examples of this type of skewed information. These programs are deliberately designed to attack the will of nations to resist and the will of Soldiers to fight. These propagandists attempt to mix truth and lies in a way that is imperceptible to the listener.
Other Government Agencies are supposed to counter propaganda on an international scale and within the United States. If they were, a Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group would have no reason for being.
Much of the best stuff available online about propaganda comes from people who seem to me to fall disproportionately on one side of the political spectrum. Keep that in mind, and accept what makes sense to you and discard the ideological rubbish. It’s not surprising to me that one side should study propaganda so much, and be so concerned about it being used against them.
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