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DIGITAL HYDRA: SECURITY IMPLICATIONS OF FALSE INFORMATION ONLINE
DIGITAL HYDRA: SECURITY IMPLICATIONS OF FALSE INFORMATION ONLINE

Author(s): Giorgio Bertolin, Katerina Sedova, Nitin Agarwal, Kiran Kumar Bandeli, Nora Biteniece
Contributor(s): Anna Reynolds (Editor)
Subject(s): Politics, Media studies, Geography, Regional studies, Communication studies, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: media; information; communication; fake news; ICT; social media; platforms; blogs; third-party services;
Summary/Abstract: The study investigates misinformation and disinformation on social media in the context of the rise of ‘fake news’ and the birth of the ‘post-truth’ era. Are these concerns substantiated by facts? What are the consequences of these phenomena for the information environment? Most importantly, do these phenomena pose a threat for our societal security? This study will provide actionable knowledge by answering to these questions. This introduction is an attempt to position the emergence of ‘fake news’ in a wider societal context. Particular emphasis is placed on the cognitive biases that enable information manipulation. In turn, this will lead to a discussion about the tactics employed by adversarial actors to carry out information activities.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-19-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-19-2
  • Page Count: 84
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English
INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION
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PLATFORMS: GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE, LANGUAGE

PLATFORMS: GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE, LANGUAGE
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BLOGS, FAKE NEWS, AND INFORMATION ACTIVITIES

BLOGS, FAKE NEWS, AND INFORMATION ACTIVITIES
(BLOGS, FAKE NEWS, AND INFORMATION ACTIVITIES)

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES AND FAKE NEWS MEDIA SITES

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES AND FAKE NEWS MEDIA SITES
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CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
(CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS)

GLOSSARY

GLOSSARY
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ENDNOTES

ENDNOTES
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