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Nguyen 1 Phu Nguyen ESL 099-Mrs. Franz Writing Assignment: Propaganda Assignment 27 October 2019 The Importance of Information’s Accuracy After watching the video, “Recognizing Online Propaganda, Bias, and Advertising”, I totally have a new vision of propaganda and the ways to recognize it. In the beginning, the video points out that we are now living in the digital age, and every website, television station, and newspaper are trying to persuade us of something; however, the information that we get from all of these may be true or false. First of all, the video describes the definition of propaganda. Propaganda describes messages that try to change people’s beliefs by appealing to people’s emotions, fears or gullibility so as to reach a pre-determined goal. Propaganda can be applied by words, pictures, drawings, or graphics. Secondly, the video talks about bias. Bias is giving preferential treatment to one point of view at the expense of another; it may be intentional or unintentional. Advertisers intend to persuade an audience but can also influence the content on
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