Can "Fake News" be used as a propaganda tool to strategically impact an elections outcome? Is it proven to change peoples mind regarding what they're voting for?
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Yes. Europe saw this before and during the two World Wars. The nazi NSDAP party lead by Hitler won a democratic election in 1932 in Germany largely due to an extensive propaganda effort.
The trust in the usefulness of propaganda against a people as a tool leading up to the 2nd World War - mainly by spewing faults, hatred and blame on certain demographics such as Jews and disabled individuals in order to justify the coming war - lead to the Nazi party creating an entire propaganda ministry as part of government:
Once in power the Nazis took control of the means of communication by establishing the Reichministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda ('Ministry for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda') - or RMVP, under Dr Joseph Goebbels.
Still, nowadays, the spread of propaganda or "fake news" is militarized. The latest example I could find is alleged Russian interference in the ongoing Ukrainian election through the spread of fake text messages to peoples phones: https://twitter.com/loogunda/status/1105623757119504384