Beheading video
A beheading video is a type of propaganda video in which hostages are graphically decapitated. The videos were popularized in 2004 by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a radical Islamic militant. The videos cau...
Silent agitators
Many organizations have used stickers to publicize their philosophy or cause. The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), which during its colorful history has pioneered a variety of creative tactics, ...
Unstated assumption
Unstated assumption is a type of propaganda message which forgoes explicitly communicating the propaganda's purpose and instead states ideas derived from it. This technique is used when a propaganda'...
Wall newspaper
A wall newspaper or placard newspaper is a hand-lettered or printed newspaper designed to be displayed and read in public places, such as walls. The practice dates back to at the least the Roman Empir...
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The Condemned Village
Das verurteilte Dorf (The Condemned Village) is an East German propaganda film directed by Martin Hellberg. It was released in 1952.
Farmer Heinz Weimann returns to his small Bavarian village of ...
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Talking point
A talking point in debate or discourse is a succinct statement designed to support persuasively one side taken on an issue. Such statements can either be free standing or created as retorts to the op...
Doublespeak
Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., "downsizing" for layoffs, "servicing the target" for...
Glittering generality
A glittering generality (also called glowing generality) is an emotionally appealing phrase so closely associated with highly valued concepts and beliefs that it carries conviction without supporting ...
Airborne leaflet propaganda
Airborne leaflet propaganda is a form of psychological warfare in which leaflets (flyers) are scattered in the air. Military forces have used aircraft to drop leaflets to attempt to alter the behavior...
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Propaganda film
A propaganda film is a film that involves some form of propaganda. Propaganda films may be packaged in numerous ways, but are most often documentary-style productions or fictional screenplays, that ar...
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Berlin im Aufbau
Berlin im Aufbau (English: Berlin under Construction) is an East German documentary film directed by Kurt Maetzig (one of East Germany's most respected film-makers) between 1945 and 1946. It was ...
Bumper sticker
A bumper sticker is an adhesive label or sticker with a message, intended to be attached to the bumper of an automobile and to be read by the occupants of other vehicles—although they are often stuck ...
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Buzzword
A buzzword is a word or phrase that becomes very popular for a period of time. It may be a technical term and may have little meaning, being simply used to impress others. Buzzwords often originate in...
Martyrdom video
Martyrdom videos are video recordings, generally from Islamist activists who are about to take part in a suicide attack and expect to die during their intended actions. They typically include a statem...
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Weasel word
A weasel word (also, anonymous authority) is an informal term for words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that a specific and/or meaningful statement has been made, when only a vague or ambi...
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Code word (figure of speech)
A code word is a word or a phrase designed to convey a predetermined meaning to a receptive audience, while remaining inconspicuous to the uninitiated.
Web brigades
The web brigades (Russian: Веб-бригады) are alleged state-sponsored Internet sockpuppetry groups linked to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. They are purported to be teams of...
Web brigades - Wikipedia
Big-character poster
Big-character posters (simplified Chinese: 大字报; traditional Chinese: 大字報; pinyin: dàzìbào; Wade–Giles: ta-tzu-pao; literally: "big-character reports") are handwritten, wall-mounted...
Big-character poster - Wikipedia
Newspeak
Newspeak is the fictional language in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, written by George Orwell. It is a controlled language created by the totalitarian state as a tool to limit freedom of thought, and...