Die Neue Propaganda


Social media’s erosion of our ability to know what’s factual and logical

Hello! My name's Kai Henthorn-Iwane and this is my project, Die Neue Propaganda. The title translates to "the new propaganda." So, why do I call this project "the new propaganda?" It's because in the past, the primary way through which people modified the behavior of populations was through centralized programming. Think, television, newspapers, and radio. But today, behavior modification has gone from the hands of elite editors to the power of social media algorithms. Think twitter, facebook, google, and youtube. These social media algorithms have new and insidious ways of controlling what we think. As a result, we are freer from the control of elite, centralized editors and writers, but at what cost?