Propaganda as confusion

‘We Can Only Be Enemies’

«Putin’s famed propaganda system has always been less about ginning up enthusiasm and more about spreading doubt and uncertainty, proliferating so many versions of “the truth” that people feel lost and turn to an authoritarian leader to guide them through the murkiness. »

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/putin-war-propaganda-russian-support/629714/?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4#:~:text=Putin%E2%80%99s%20famed%20propaganda%20system%20has%20always%20been%20less%20about%20ginning%20up%20enthusiasm%20and%20more%20about%20spreading%20doubt%20and%20uncertainty%2C%20proliferating%20so%20many%20versions%20of%20%E2%80%9Cthe%20truth%E2%80%9D%20that%20people%20feel%20lost%20and%20turn%20to%20an%20authoritarian%20leader%20to%20guide%20them%20through%20the%20murkiness.

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