Online Propaganda

Image of National Online Safety
National Online Safety Helping schools raise standards in online safety
Webinar 5min

Online propaganda, in many cases, can be indistinguishable from genuine, impartial news reports - putting young people at increasing risk of being influenced. Our bite-size explainer video quickly covers the essentials of this growing issue.

CPD Certified

What is online propaganda?

Propaganda is the deliberate sharing of misleading information to advance an agenda, or to discredit someone else’s. In theory, the sheer size and scale of the internet should mean that propaganda is ineffective as lies can be easily debunked. Unfortunately, anyone can make a slick-looking website or video, which makes propaganda more difficult to spot. Social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat make sharing dubious claims easier than ever.

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.