Propaganda has been with us since time immemorial, but the rise of digital media has changed the dynamic. Today, propaganda has evolved into something new and more threatening, attacking new targets and with new aims. Chris Zappone talks to Chris Farnham about how political and social narratives have been weaponised and designed to undermine and divide democratic societies.
Chris Zappone is a foreign editor at The Age where he covers the intersection of politics, propaganda and social media.
Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.