Propaganda


The Game

WELCOME TO

THE PROPAGANDA GAME

BY

ROBERT W. ALLEN

LORNE GREENE


Every one of us is manipulated by propaganda techniques every day. They're designed to persuade us to accept ideas, buy propositions and products, or spur action. Parents and teachers use them to guide behavior. Advertisers and media sell us stuff. Religious leaders use them to inspire (and fill collection plates) and, of course, politicians rely on propaganda to get elected and influence public opinion. We all use these techniques, even unconsciously, to win arguments, persuade, flirt, convince and coerce those around us. The Propaganda Game is designed to teach you how to recognize more than fifty different techniques so your responses to this daily onslaught will be more informed, alert and discriminating. Our database has thousands of examples from the aphorisms of the wise to the screechings of the scoundrels of history. No matter who you are, young, old, rich, poor, devoted or indifferent, no matter what your world view, playing this game will sharpen the mental tools needed to make sense of an increasingly complex world. We invite you to begin your journey into Propaganda by looking at examples from the various spheres in life shown below.

Examples of Propaganda Techniques

(Hover over an image below and choose a category to see examples.)


In the next series of examples, you can try to predict the techniques being used from among several options. Swipe left to see our answers, and continue swiping left for more examples. Keep in mind that the suggested answers are just our opinions and that the purpose of this game is to explore and predict how others think and respond.

EXAMPLES

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The best way to learn all the techniques is to play the solo Classic game. Afterward, you can then play the Single Player game and see examples created by other users. We hope you will contribute to this rapidly growing collection by submitting your own discoveries. Use the Submission Tool below to add your favorite memes, quotes, and opinions to the game’s permanent database (or expose the subterfuges of positions you oppose.) You can share your latest submissions with friends in our user forum and contribute to the comment section after each example where experts weigh in to debate and enlighten. Finally, as you realize the pervasive impact that knowing these techniques brings to life, perhaps you will be inspired to help us expand this adventure by becoming a patron (Patreon link coming soon). Help us raise funds to finish a Multiplayer game environment so we can all share and play together. Check out the Introduction to the original Propaganda Game by authors Bob Allen and Lorne Greene.

“You don’t need a penny, just to hang around, but if you’ve got a nickel, won’t you lay your money down…” - John Fogerty – from the song “Down on the Corner” (Hint: Propaganda Technique used there: Folksy Appeal from the Exploitation Section)
Happy Hunting…

SUBMISSIONS

Submission

Submit your own examples. We will review each example submitted and add it to our database for the single and multi-player game. In the submission area you will be able to enter text, images, and/or video examples of propaganda techniques. Press the New Submission button below. You must be Logged In to submit examples.


Before submitting your own example, we recommend using our Meme Maker if your example includes an image. You can overly text onto an image, and save it to your harddrive for use in the submission tool.


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