Propaganda has a long history, going back to P.T. Barnum and crowd psychologist Gustave Le Bon. But it can be tricky to recognize – especially today, when social media has given everyone a megaphone. Certainly, President Trump uses Twitter as a way to speak directly to the people – without gatekeepers or a public relations team keeping watch.
White supremacy groups are also taking advantage of the new world and getting increasingly bold. The Anti-Defamation League says recruiting propaganda from racist groups increased 182 percent in 2018.
Monday, Kerri Miller spoke with two experts – one who studies propaganda and how it’s used, and another who says the best way to fight white supremist propaganda is to face it head-on.
Tim Wise, essayist about race and educator and the host of the podcast “Speak Out with Tim Wise”
Cory Wimberly, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a particular interest in propaganda
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.