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[[File:Truth.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''“Masthead” for the Ministry of Truth weekly bulletin, which quotes ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'': “War is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is power.” (Source: [http://www.chinadigitaltimes.net chinadigitaltimes.net])'']]
  
[[File:Truth.jpg|250px|thumb|left|''“Masthead” for the Ministry of Truth weekly bulletin, which quotes ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'': “War is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is power.”'']]The “Ministry of Truth” refers collectively to the Central Propaganda Department and subordinate government bodies involved in propaganda and censorship.
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Collective name for the Central Propaganda Department and other government bodies involved in propaganda and censorship.  
  
In George Orwell’s novel ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four Nineteen Eighty-Four]'', the mission of the Ministry of Truth is to rewrite history and manufacture “reality.
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The Central Propaganda Department is an organ of the Chinese Communist Party and ensures that media and cultural content follow the official line as mandated by the Party. Its orders are enforced throughout the country via local offices at the provincial, municipal, and county level. The State Council Information Office (SCIO) is the primary administrative government office that oversees news media. The SCIO in turn manages the Internet Affairs Bureau, responsible for overseeing all websites that publish news. The Internet Affairs Bureau sends out specific instructions to all large news websites daily, often multiple times per day. These instructions range from interdictions against coverage of certain events, to restrictions on sources and requirements to [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/public-opinion-guidance/ guide public opinion].
  
The Central Propaganda Department ensures that media and cultural content follow the official line as mandated by the Chinese Communist Party. Below the Central Propaganda Department is the State Council Information Office (SCIO), which in turn manages the Internet Affairs Bureau, responsible for overseeing all websites that publish news. The Internet Affairs Bureau sends out specific instructions to all large news websites daily, often multiple times per day. These instructions can take several forms: they may be directives to not report a certain event, to restrict reporting to Xinhua News wires, or to not “play up” a certain event.
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China Digital Times publishes leaked propaganda directives in the series [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/directives-from-the-ministry-of-truth/ Directives from the Ministry of Truth].
  
Read the China Digital Times series [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/directives-from-the-ministry-of-truth/ Directives from the Ministry of Truth] and [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/sensitive-words-series/ Sensitive Words].
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The name is borrowed from George Orwell’s novel ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four Nineteen Eighty-Four]'', in which the mission of the Ministry of Truth is to rewrite history and manufacture “reality.
  
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Latest revision as of 00:13, 6 December 2019

真理部 (Zhēnlǐ Bù): Ministry of Truth

“Masthead” for the Ministry of Truth weekly bulletin, which quotes Nineteen Eighty-Four: “War is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is power.” (Source: chinadigitaltimes.net)

Collective name for the Central Propaganda Department and other government bodies involved in propaganda and censorship.

The Central Propaganda Department is an organ of the Chinese Communist Party and ensures that media and cultural content follow the official line as mandated by the Party. Its orders are enforced throughout the country via local offices at the provincial, municipal, and county level. The State Council Information Office (SCIO) is the primary administrative government office that oversees news media. The SCIO in turn manages the Internet Affairs Bureau, responsible for overseeing all websites that publish news. The Internet Affairs Bureau sends out specific instructions to all large news websites daily, often multiple times per day. These instructions range from interdictions against coverage of certain events, to restrictions on sources and requirements to guide public opinion.

China Digital Times publishes leaked propaganda directives in the series Directives from the Ministry of Truth.

The name is borrowed from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, in which the mission of the Ministry of Truth is to rewrite history and manufacture “reality.”

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