Video: 7 Propaganda Techniques Used on You Every Day




7 Propaganda Techniques Used on You Every Day

If you’re like most people, you’re surrounded by advertisements, commercials, social media and more every day of your life. And much of it is one form of propaganda or another — but how can you tell? What are the common techniques propagandists use to sell you everything from a soda to a war?

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7 Propaganda Techniques Used on You Every Day

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38 Comments on "Video: 7 Propaganda Techniques Used on You Every Day"


  1. I'm trying to figure out why you're in a lab coat. I work in a lab coat every day so I have to imagine what it's supposed to mean to a lay person. Appeal to authority?

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  2. After you've read this comment, watched the entire video, liked, shared, and subscribed, you will go to the bathroom and brush your teeth with an Oral B tooth brush and Crest toothpaste. Don't forget the Listerine.

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  3. I've talked about this before, but frequently the problem with propaganda is more the way it's utilized than the specific techniques. For example, most people associate propaganda as being the ham-fisted stuff you see in films or other media where it's trying to fundamentally alter a core belief, but this kind of propaganda is regarded as impossible or at least close enough to it, that it's not worth the time of an organization to attempt because even with unfettered access for extended periods of time, it still doesn't work very well (as evidenced by indoctrination attempts on UN PoWs during the Korean War).

    Most propaganda is, instead, focused on subtly altering the subject's opinions/behaviors using baselines that they agree with. You're not trying to change a Democrat into a Republican, you're trying to get a Democrat on board with a piece of Democratic legislation or a Republican on board for harsher abortion laws, etc. for example. And this is where the real problem of susceptibility comes into play because people are far less critical of things they are inclined to agree with. It basically hits your brain's laugh test and gets a free pass because it seems legit even if the information provided has no factual basis.

    I did a breakdown of a number of memes/etc that were getting passed around of a political nature (mostly left leaning, but that was just the material I had at the time) and they were all wrong in ways that could ber verified in less than 2 minutes of research and some of them catastrophically wrong, but they got thousands of likes and shares by left leaning individuals who might very well be intelligent individuals, but the memes were crafted on a ideology they agreed with, so they just gave it a free pass and assumed it was correct.

    TL:DR You're more likely to be fooled by your own people than those opposed to you, so it's best practice to always apply more critical thinking if information seems to support a position just a little too well.

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  4. No, the BIG question is NOT "Is your government using propaganda". It's "What is propaganda, and how do you recognize when you're being exploited and manipulated."

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  5. In North America the network news is pure psychological manipulation, that not only works well on the uneducated or dumb ones, it's quite affective with highly educated types who's over confidence that they can't be fooled or assume they're well informed.

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  7. Just visit Bulgaria and you will see that the smart people are less than the dumb ones 😀
    My parents are threatening me when i ask questions about stuff even when i am 25 years old…
    People here don't like the truth…

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  8. This is my first time watching one of your videos. My first thoughts about your jacket and whether you're a doctor are not positive one's. I thought hmm, if he's a doctor he's not a very good one… look at that scraggly beard… nah, this guy's up here lecturing us about propaganda while propagandizing us himself… what a snake. LoL Anyway, liked and subscribed.

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  9. I think the “narrative” is the biggest, and best tool used by media. The way they sync it up between stations & incorporate it in to seemingly non political non news entertainment shows is the most effective way of controlling people’s reality

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  10. What happened to you guys? You dropped off the face of the Earth last year, shortly after saying you were back. Wish you guys would return, hope you're ok. ✌️

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