"Mere propaganda. Such a thing"

Propaganda Poster created to get immigrants to move to California.
Public DomainPropaganda Poster created to get immigrants to move to California. - Credit: The Granger Collection, New York
The term propaganda refers to information, ideas, or rumours deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc. Propaganda in its most basic sense presents information primarily to influence an audience, for ideological, political or commercial purposes.