What does propaganda mean?

Question:I don't know what it means and I need an example

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information, ideas, opinions or images, often only giving one part of an argument, which are broadcast, published or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people's opinions:

political/wartime propaganda
At school we were fed communist/right-wing propaganda.
One official dismissed the ceasefire as a mere propaganda exercise.
Like one side of a story for example who stole the last cookie, I saw him sticking his hand inside, No I saw you running away when mom was comming prop·a·gan·da
n.
1.) The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.
2.) Material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause: wartime propaganda.
3.) Propaganda Roman Catholic Church. A division of the Roman Curia that has authority in the matter of preaching the gospel, of establishing the Church in non-Christian countries, and of administering Church missions in territories where there is no properly organized hierarchy Putting bad stuff about an enemy in the newspaper that is not necessarily true to make people angry and eager to fight.
It was used a lot in WWI and WWII. Example, like, say you're English and you wanna make your people hate Germany, so you put in the newspaper - 2 british cargo ships sunk by German submarines. Propaganda is a specific type of message presentation directly aimed at influencing the opinions of people, rather than impartially providing information. In some cultures the term is neutral or even positive, while in others the term has acquired a strong negative connotation. Its connotations can also vary over time. For instance, in English, "propaganda" was originally a neutral term used to describe the dissemination of information in favor of a certain cause. Over time, however, the term acquired the negative connotation of disseminating false or misleading information in favor of a certain cause. Strictly speaking, a message does not have to be untrue to qualify as propaganda, but it may omit so many pertinent truths that it becomes highly misleading. It is the diferant sides tell the world about how good they are and what thay are doing to improve the world. negitive properganda is one party telling things about the other party that are not true, it is polotix and we all do it . It is gosip. propaganda is the spreading of negative information. e.g.When you watch television and see the negative adds about a candidate running for president. That is propaganda. Propaganda is a specific type of message presentation directly aimed at influencing the opinions of people, rather than impartially providing information. In some cultures the term is neutral or even positive, while in others the term has acquired a strong negative connotation. Its connotations can also vary over time. For instance, in English, "propaganda" was originally a neutral term used to describe the dissemination of information in favor of a certain cause. Over time, however, the term acquired the negative connotation of disseminating false or misleading information in favor of a certain cause. Strictly speaking, a message does not have to be untrue to qualify as propaganda, but it may omit so many pertinent truths that it becomes highly misleading.

Historically, the most common use of the term propaganda is in political contexts; in particular to refer to certain efforts sponsored by governments, political groups, and other often covert interests. It mean:
information that is spread to influence the way people think gain supporters or damage an opposing group.propaganda is often incomplete or biased information.
Example:
Like the tv is kind of propaganda us because when thay put on the ads on the tv and they start to say that the product is so good and it going to help you and you are going to feel much more better you start thinking that this product is really good and you better to buy it.On that way they make you think diffrent and they propadanding you. Listen, I don't know how old you are, but below is a link that is to a website that I used while writing my lesson plans to teach propaganda to my classes of 8th graders last year. It was specifically created for teachers, but it has a lot of really good stuff on it. Much better than someone trying to just explain it. You really need to SEE most propaganda techniques for them to make much sense.

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