Dystopian Propaganda

Influencing Thought & Changing Cultures

What is Propaganda?

  • It is communication aimed at influencing the attitudes of a community toward some cause or position.
  • It is often biased or misleading in nature.
  • Propaganda is information that is not impartial and used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively (perhaps lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or using loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information presented.

How Long has Propaganda been Around?

Using propaganda in speech has been around since Mesopotamia. However, it gained popularity during the Civil War and WWI, when paper and ink became more accessible.

What Does Propaganda Look Like?

Propaganda & Dystopia

In dystopian novels, the government (or corporations) use propaganda techniques to control, manipulate, or destroy.


What are ways that the government (or corporations) controls the people in your dystopian novel?