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Nov 1 2017



Mind Over Media is a crowdsourced educational platform that contains diverse examples of contemporary propaganda on a wide range of social, political, economic and environmental topics.

1. ACCESS AND SHARE EXAMPLES. Timely resources for classroom discussion are important. By using crowdsourcing that enables anyone to upload examples, the Mind Over Media web platform offers an ever-changing array of current examples of contemporary global propaganda. Users anywhere in the world can upload examples of propaganda they find in everyday life, rate them and comment on them. There are more than 2,500 examples of propaganda, including clickbait, sponsored content, advertising, disinformation, conspiracy theories and the the list is constantly growing. You will find political ads, PSAs, news media, political cartoons, movies, memes, social media posts, public relations media, amateur videos, and more. A visual & searchable collection of over 2,000 examples from more than 25 countries enables users to explore topics including immigration, race relations, climate change, gun violence, democracy and human rights, and many other topics.

2. FLEXIBLE LESSON PLANS. New lesson plans and activities include localized curriculum from six countries and opportunities for media creation. Lesson plans are available in Polish, Croatian, Romanian, French, Finnish, Swedish and Dutch, made possible by a collaboration with the Evens Foundation and the European Commission's Literacy for All initiative. To promote cross-national asynchronous dialogue, learners can share ideas using the ​​​​​​Online asynchronous discussion via Flipgrid. Join in the discussion to propaganda with people from around the world. Learners can share and discuss the role of propaganda in daily life and reflect on the ethical issues related to the long-term beneficial and harmful effects of propaganda.

3. CURATE YOUR OWN PROPAGANDA GALLERY. Classroom Gallery lets educators create custom galleries to meet the needs of their own learners. You simpy create a unique URL and then select a sample of examples from the websiste to feature. Check out the Terrorism Gallery and the Parody Gallery to see how Custom Galleries work. Visit the For Teachers page to learn how to create Custom Galleries for your classes.

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How does this project help?


This project provides a large database of examples of propaganda for educators to draw on in class. This eliminates the time an educator might spend looking for diverse examples to use. It also helps build critical thinking skills about the media content they consume in students who use this website, whether it be uploading examples for class or analyzing examples that are already on the site. Lastly, the crowdsourced nature of the site could help researchers decipher what people think of when they hear the word "propaganda" and perhaps identify trends in the types of media that are easily recognized as propaganda (ie: advertising) and what are less easily recognized.