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A Primer on Propaganda in The 21st Century


Contemporary propaganda is surreal, swift, and algorithmic. The tactics and tools used by the alt-right, Russian trolls, and far-right politicians have its roots in political strategies from the 70s, 80s, and 00s. If we’re going to fight back we need to follow the thread that goes from Kissinger all the way to Christchurch.

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  1. What is the historical context of modern propaganda?
  2. What are the strategies, tactics, and tools used by propagandists today?
  3. How can we fight back -- as consumers, creators, and citizens?


  • Daniel Harvey, Head of Product Design & Brand, The Dots


Daniel Harvey, Head of Product Design & Brand, Join The Dots

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Design
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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