Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

Explore the crowdsourced gallery of over 2,500 examples from around the world

Mind Over Media is a crowdsourced educational platform that contains diverse examples of contemporary propaganda on a wide range of social, political, economic and environmental topics. Users can upload examples of propaganda they find in everyday life, rate them and comment on them. There are more than 2,000 examples of propaganda, including clickbait, sponsored content, advertising, disinformation, conspiracy theories and more. 

By using crowdsourcing that enables anyone to upload examples, the Mind Over Media web platform offers an ever-changing array of current examples of contemporary global propaganda. 

Users rate and comment on examples in an asynchronous dialogue to consider the potential impact and consequences of political ads, PSAs, news media, political cartoons, movies, memes, social media posts, public relations media, amateur videos, and more.

A visual & searchable collection of over 2,000 examples from more than 25 countries enables users to explore topics including immigration, race relations, climate change, gun violence, democracy and human rights, and other topics.

New lesson plans and activities, including localized curriculum from six countries and opportunities for media creation. Join in a discussion of contemporary propaganda in an asynchronous video dialogue using Flipgrid, where users discuss propaganda with people from around the world. 

An improved Classroom Gallery lets educators create custom galleries by selecting a sample of examples which feature specific topics. Check out the Terrorism Gallery and the Parody Gallery to see how Custom Galleries work. Teachers can create Custom Galleries for their classes which enable rich online conversations about specific forms or content.

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Visit the website for lesson plans in Polish, Croatian, Romanian, French, Finnish, Swedish and Dutch, made possible by a collaboration with the Evens Foundaiton and the European Commission's Literacy for All initiative. Learn more about the pedagogy of teaching propaganda around the world at our global blog: Teaching About Propaganda. 

NEW! Online asynchronous discussion via Flipgrid: Discuss the role of propaganda in your life and reflect on the ethical issues related to the long-term beneficial and harmful effects of propaganda.