The role of the mass media in creating myths and disinformation of the population of the occupied territories of Ukraine

Салата, Оксана Олексіївна (2021) The role of the mass media in creating myths and disinformation of the population of the occupied territories of Ukraine Колективна (три і більше авторів). Деміфологізація історії та творення міфів в українській науці та публічному просторі : колективна монографія. Liha-Pres, Львів-Торунь.

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The role of the mass media in spreading myths created by Nazi propaganda over the occupied territories of Ukraine during the Soviet-German War, 1941–1944, is shown. It is shown that during the Second World War, the mass media possessed the necessary technologies and methods to influence the public consciousness, and the Nazi and Soviet authorities skillfully used it to spread their ideologies and myths. It has been revealed that the occupation administration used various forms of propaganda through the publication of newspapers and journals in Ukrainian; demonstration of special films in cinemas; visual agitation in the form of posters and leaflets, as well as documentary exhibitions; theatrical performances; radio broadcasts in Ukrainian, Russian and other languages. The activities of the propaganda bodies of Nazi Germany and the occupying power on the formation of myths about the future of Great Germany, which would ensure the well-being and happy life of all peoples; spreading the myth of the liberation of the USSR peoples from “Bolshevism” has been revealed. It is shown that the struggle against the Soviet political and social system was the central point of this myth. It is stated that one of the most important issues in the occupation press was the Jewish question. The periodical press in the occupied territories not only informed the population about the measures taken by the occupying power, but also directly influenced the change in the attitude of the local population towards Jews. Myths about the crimes of the Jewish population created by the Nazi authorities were spread through the press. In general, the mass media representing the occupying power made great efforts to divert the attention of the local population from the real affairs both at the front and in the rear of the German army. Disinformation measures had an influence only at the beginning of the occupation, but the population quickly lost faith and stopped trusting the occupying power.

Item Type: Monograph (Колективна (три і більше авторів))
Uncontrolled Keywords: ЗМІ; міф; дезінформація населення; окуповані території України
Subjects: Монографії > Видані в Україні
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра історії України
Depositing User: Ольга Русланівна Ковалець
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2021 10:15
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2021 10:15

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