Social Media as Political Propaganda

I taught Social Media as Political Propaganda in Fall 2016, during the presidential election. The course was an offering under the department’s Studies in Rhetoric series which focused on rhetorical and discourse analysis of social media as sites that both create and proliferate political propaganda to a general, mass audience. Students immersed themselves in a current, political topic of their choosing and followed the dissemination of information on various social media sites to understand how individuals, communities, organizations, and businesses engage in the act of creating and disseminating propaganda on social media.

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