Propaganda – Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
About 150 Changeable Message Signs (CMS) are located on interstates throughout Georgia. The ItsGA website says that these signs are to “relay up-to-the-minute information to drivers” to allow them to “make informed decisions … by providing a clear and reliable picture of the road ahead.” 511GA.org says that these signs “inform motorists of any situation which would cause traffic delays or necessitate the use of an alternate route.”
So how are these signs being used during the COVID-19 ‘crisis’? Here are some of the worst examples we could find, with photos taken by a passenger along 285 and 75. You decide if this is information related to traffic and provides facts we don’t know or if it is designed to beat us over the head with propaganda we hear from a multitude of other sources.
Finally, here are three more signs that are currently running around Atlanta but we were not able to photograph.