What is an example of propaganda in chapter 4?

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There are many examples of propaganda in chapter 4. One is by the humans on the surrounding farms, who (after first hoping they might be able to exploit the animals' rebellion to their own ends) spread a variety of rumors about Animal Farm. They begin by downplaying its significance, claiming that it is doomed to fail. Then they begin to say publicly that the animals are engaging in torture and cannibalism, among other crimes against the natural order.

At the same time, pro-Animal Farm propaganda begins to make the rounds in farms around the countryside, where animals sing the revolutionary anthem "Beasts of England" and speak of a utopia founded on the principles of Animalism. This is the result of the deliberate efforts of the pigs, who send pigeons throughout the countryside to spread the word about their revolution. The humans attempt to overrun the farm in this chapter, which results in the Battle of the Cowshed. This event will be highly propagandized throughout the book, and the...

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