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Author Hansen, Flemming Splidsboel, author

Title Russian hybrid warfare : a study of disinformation / [Flemming Splidsboel Hansen]
Published Copenhagen, Denmark : · Danish Institute for International Studies, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (41 pages) : illustrations, color photographs
Series DIIS report ; 2017:06
DIIS report ; 2017:06
Contents Introduction. -- Russian hybrid war. -- The Russian media landscape. -- The weaponisation of information. -- Cognitive resilience. -- Notes
Summary The basic tenet of the Russian disinformation strategy is the claim that all news is constructed and therefore contested. In the best postmodern tradition they claim there is no 'objective news' - only different, rivalling interpretations which purport to show different aspects of what may be called 'reality'. And what the Russian media outlets present are merely possible explanations which serve as alternatives to the stories offered by Western media. It is a strategy which is both cunning and elegant as it preys on the enlightenment tradition and on the vulnerabilities of liberal democratic media. The Russian authorities seem to believe that (dis- ) information campaigns hold great prospects. There will not be any easy or fix-it-all solutions to this development. Rather, liberal democracies, especially vulnerable as a result of their free media culture, should prepare themselves for a long-term commitment to countering disinformation and to building up cognitive resilience to ensure that the former has minimal effect
Notes This report is written by Flemming Splidsboel Hansen and published by DIIS as part of the Defence and Security Studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-41)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover page (DIIS, viewed September 6, 2017)
Subject Disinformation -- Government policy -- Russia (Federation)
Hybrid warfare -- Government policy -- Russia (Federation)
Information warfare -- Government policy -- Russia (Federation)
Mass media -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Mass media -- Political aspects.
Russia (Federation)
Form Electronic book
Author Dansk institut for internationale studier, publisher
ISBN 8776058794