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What is information?

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"Propaganda and "Information" can be alike in their purpose and rationale in getting an audience's attention. Yet these two terms are different in their definitions, types, purpose, and problems. Throughout my essay, I will describe similarities and differences between these two terms. What is information? Information is defined as the communication or reception of knowledge or intelligence. Knowledge obtained from investigation study, or instruction is an example of information according to Webster's dictionary. In other words, information tells us something that is understandable and has the potential to become knowledge for us when we view it critically and add it to what we already know according to http://www.library.jhu.edu/elp/useit/evaluate/counterfeit.html#info. ...read more.

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did not have information, we would be lost. We would not be informed about the war on terrorism for example. Nor would we know what type of weather to expect and how to prepare for it. According, to Bobby Spandoni without information the world would lack substantial amount of knowledge. What is propaganda? Propaganda is manipulation of public opinion, generally by the use of symbols such as flags monuments, and publications. Modern propaganda is distinguished from other forms of communication in that it is consciously and deliberately used to influence group attitudes according to Webster's dictionary. Propaganda appeals to the emotion rather than intellect and only tells the side you want people to know. ...read more.

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There are many forms of propaganda such as band wagon, Sex appeal, power, and fame. For example, the Nike commercial tell you to "Just do it" which means if you wear nike you will run faster and if you drink Power Aid you will be stronger and more energetic. The purpose of propaganda is to persuade people into believing in something or to do something that we would not normally believe or do. For example, the Navy commercial that advertise all the positive aspects of the Navy but, leave out the Negative aspects. The techniques of propaganda are used every day, in the military, in the media, in advertising, in politics, and in all sorts of human relationships which could become problematic. If propaganda did not exist business would be slow. ...read more.

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