Propaganda in a Digital Age

By Alicia Wanless-Berk | A collection of articles exploring how propaganda is changing in a Digital Age.

Polarising Politics in Canada: A Facebook Study

Anyone interested in Canadian politics should keep an eye on Facebook. While the 2019 federal election is still a long way off, some Page …

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As Canadian troops arrive in Latvia, the battle for support lands at home

Russian propaganda efforts will seek to delegitimize the mission in the eyes of Canadians<p>As Canadian troops begin their mission in Latvia — a …

Anti-Establishment Blues: 2017 U.K. Election

Anti-establishment views these days seem to be a bit like a common cold – one country catches it, sneezes, and passes it along to the next. …

Develop A Firewall For Your Mind.

Where does all this manipulation leave you, Dear Reader? Like it or not, your mind is the new battleground in a Digital Age. While the U.S. has had …

Participatory Propaganda: A Populist Secret?

One type of political communication seems to be particularly well suited to <b>participatory propaganda — populism</b>. In positioning a political leader on …

Why Does Participatory Propaganda Matter?

In 2014, the <i>World Economic Forum</i> listed “the spread of misinformation online” as one of the top 10 trends facing the world. By 2016, <i>Reporters Without</i> …

Have You Fallen Down a Participatory Propaganda Rabbit Hole?

Propaganda is changing in a Digital Age. Audiences are no longer passive consumers of persuasive content, but active in its creation and spread, …

What Is Propaganda?

That’s a good question. Most people don’t really know. In fact, many academics are still debating what is and what isn’t propaganda. It is a serious …

How Propagandists Co-Opt Audiences in a Digital Age

How do you know you aren’t a propagandist?<p>Becoming a propagandist is easier than you think.<p>You go online, search things that interest you. Soon you …

Social Media Lab @SMLabTO

“Is Digital Propaganda Turning us into Propagandists?” @SMLabTO Research Talk by @lageneralista, Dir. of Strategic Co

Plugged in and Persuaded - Participatory Propaganda

Are We Prepared for Propaganda in a Digital Age?<p>This is the dawning of the age of persuasion and most people are simply not prepared. For most of us, …

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Better Media Bureau: Fight Fake News with Credibility

<i>Written with Michael Berk</i><p>Much coverage has been dedicated to <b>fake news</b> as of late: how fake news helped Trump win the presidency; about trolls who …

TED Talk on Digital Age: We Are All Alice Now

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to present a <b>TED Talk</b> on the <b>Digital Age</b> at Whitehall in London. The event, Tedx Whitehall Women, was hosted …

Clinton’s Failure to Inspire: Slogans and Gratitude

Understandably, much of the world is trying to make sense of Donald Trump’s presidential victory on November 8, 2016. Much of this reckoning takes …

Put Your Money Were Your Mouth Is: Countering Violent Extremism

There has been a growing focus on using strategic communication to counter violent extremism. And, rightly so. Since propaganda – or deliberate and …

Brexit’s Hearts Over Minds: The Tale of Two Campaigns

A week after an historic referendum in Britain, a strategic communications analysis of two campaigns offers another perspective on why the Leave …

Her Career: Alicia Wanless-Berk – Digital Propaganda Expert @ La Generalista

Alicia Wanless-Berk is the brain behind La Generalista, an online publication that investigates influence and propaganda in a digital age. She …

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The Practice of Influence Operations in a Digital Age - A Brief Primer

With the release of its 2016 World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders proclaimed “we are entering a new era of propaganda”. Indeed, …

So, You Want to Fight Foreign Propaganda? Think Differently.

<b>U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Chris Murphy recently introduced a</b> <b>new bill aimed at countering foreign propaganda</b>. <b>The legislation, presented at an</b> …

Why Trump Won - Sociological Propaganda

Mark 3:25 – And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand”.<p>We are often warned of the threat that is external enemy propaganda: …

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