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The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine - Noam Chomsky

The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine - Noam Chomsky

When we speak of propaganda, its discredit immediately comes to mind for serving as a tool for authoritarian regimes; as for example, the incessant repetition of the lie until it becomes the truth (as Goebbels said), followed by the complicity of powerful media. It is a manipulative process that makes us vulnerable to head washing without our realizing it.

But this also developed in democracy. Despite our intellectual training, propaganda can have its effects on us. To maintain their status quo, the concentrated sectors of power use all possible resources, and the media are one of their tools to consolidate their privileged situation.

The video that we share below is an animation made from the research of the philosopher and linguist, Noam Chomsky, where he unmasks the way in which the hegemonic media build the public “consensus” around an idea.


Video: Noam Chomsky - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine (June 2021).