What Is a Propaganda Movement ?

The Encyclopedia Britannica states that the Propaganda Movement in Filipino history refers to a movement by overseas Filipino students who were passionate about nationalism and reform. Dictionary.com notes that propaganda more broadly denotes any ideas, information or rumors spread in order to promote or harm a particular movement or individual.

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the ideals of the Filipino Propaganda movement flourished in the relatively liberal atmosphere overseas, leading to the publishing of magazines, poetry and pamphlets. José Rizal was among the movement's most prominent members, publishing political novels that had a significant impact on Filipino history. This particular movement is one historical example of an impactful propaganda movement.