Meaning of PROPAGANDA in English


Manipulation of information to influence public opinion.

The term comes from Congregatio de Propaganda Fide (Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith), a missionary organization established by the pope in 1622. Propagandists emphasize the elements of information that support their position and deemphasize or exclude those that do not. Misleading statements and even lies may be used to create the desired effect in the public audience. psychological warfare .

Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.