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Contemporary Propaganda

With the rise of memes, sponsored content, deep fake videos, and so-called "fake news," the study of contemporary propaganda is more important than ever before. Because propaganda activates strong emotions, simplifies information, appeals to audience values, and attacks opponents, it can bypass critical thinking. Media literacy pedagogies help to counteract the power of propaganda.

Teaching Resources

Talk about feelings & needs in ways that promote compassion & empathy

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

Help students understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning
Guided inquiry & viewing of Adam Ruins the Internet helps learners reflect on the pros and cons of media regulation.

Reflect on why digital and media literacy matters for learning and teaching

Books for young learners: It's never to early to be smart about media!

Research and Scholarship

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