Wikipedia defines Propaganda broadly as "a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position." By this definition, almost all forms of communication that is used to persuade could be classified as Propaganda.
Propaganda has a negative connotation; some wish to differentiate Propaganda from other forms of persuasion by adding that Propaganda uses biased information to influence its audience. But information could be true and still be considered Propaganda. Could impartial information be a form of Propaganda? Some individuals who were involved in Propaganda during war time went on to successful careers as advertisers in peace time. Some see similar patterns between Propaganda and advertising. They both try to influence the attitudes of a population. Advertising is rarely impartial. So is advertising Propaganda?
* How is Propaganda different from other forms of communication? * What is the relationship between truth and propaganda?
* Is Propaganda ethical?
* Is advertising Propaganda?
* How is advertising similar and different from propaganda?
* Is advertising ethical?