Disinformation as warfare in the digital age may not be so different than any other type of warfare; wars are fought for power, and some benefit economically while the vulnerable suffer the most. The vast majority of conflicts today are not fought by nation states and their armies; increasingly, they are fought not with conventional weapons but with words. A specific sort of weaponry—“fake news” and viral disinformation—has been at the center of policy discussions, public debates, and academic analyses in recent years. Everyone who is active on digital platforms can be responsible in the simplest of ways: not lashing out, not commenting, not sharing.
Horowitz, Minna Aslama
"DISINFORMATION AS WARFARE IN THE DIGITAL AGE: DIMENSIONS, DILEMMAS, AND SOLUTIONS,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol4/iss2/5
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