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Waving the red shirt
I don't understand why the current picture (File:Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F005102-0011, Lager Friedland, Kriegsheimkehrer, Schreibkraft.jpg) is used for illustrating the topic of "propaganda". Looking at the picture, having heard that it was about "propaganda", one might guess that you see a clerk taking a dictation from a propagandist or spin doctor - possibly a Nazi official, since it is an older photo in a german-language environment (according to the sign "Kein Durchgang" in the background). But the situation is completely different.
The picture, whose source is the Bundesarchiv(German Federal Archives), is dated February 1958, taken at the Grenzdurchgangslager Friedland(Friedland Refugee Camp). According to the description of the Bundesarchiv (Rückkehr der letzten Kriegsgefangenen aus der Sowjetunion, Kriegsheimkehrer Kranich neben Frau an Schreibmaschine — Return of the last prisoners of war from the Soviet Union, war homecomer Kranich next to woman at typewriter), it is a german ex-POW at a camp where diverse people coming into Germany from eastern Europe are provisionally housed before being relocated to a permanent residence. It's hard to guess what the ex-POW is telling the clerk, but there is no evidence that he is issuing or spreading propaganda.
An explanation why this picture was brought together with the topic "propaganda" is that the original description of the series was Lager Friedland - Ankunft der Wissenschaftler aus Sochumi - brit. Journalist Sefton DELMER im Gespräch mit den Wissenschaftlern und deren Angehörigen (Kranich) (Camp Friedland - Arrival of the scientists from Sochumi - brit. journalist Sefton DELMER in conversation with the scientists and their relatives (Kranich)). Sefton Delmer, a journalist for the Daily Express at that time, was a war propagandist for the British in WWII. But the person on the picture is not Delmer, if you compare it with the 1958 photograph in his article. --Knollebuur (talk) 23:22, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Added entry for Fake news website
- Added link for Disinformation, anyone feel free to change it please. Sagecandor (talk) 03:05, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
newspeak - the article is completely focused on the fictional work, not drawing real-world parallels
The word "newspeak" may be sometimes informally used to critique phrasings and euphemisms in the real world, but since the article refers exclusively to the fictional universe of 1984, I think its inclusion here is not that much better than, say, "kryptonite" in a proper "radioactive minerals" list. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:44, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
This should not be included as a propaganda technique. It is legitimate scholarship. Its dishonest, propagandistic companion, historical negationism, represents the technique of deliberately distorting the historical record amply on its own. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:59, 30 August 2018 (UTC)