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Research 411 Talk Show: Propaganda Then and Fake News Now

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Virtual Event

Wednesday, March 24, 3 PM - 4 PM CST

WATCH LIVE from any browser on March 24: 

How did the United States weaponize information to secure Latin American support during World War II?  What can those strategies tell us about the nature of propaganda campaigns in the age of "fake news?"  Dr. Monica Rankin and her research assistant, Sam Worthington, examine articles and high-quality photos from the Latin America wartime publication, En Guardia, to analyze what propaganda is and how it's crafted.  Join us to learn more about propaganda tactics and the persuasive messaging of the current environment of "fake news.” 

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Event Type

Campus & Community

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Graduate Students


Research, Arts & Culture

Arts, Humanities, and Technology, Research
Contact Information
Tiffany Willoughby
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