Disinformation of the Digital Era Revolution in Terms of State Security

Wieslawa Zaloga
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 3, 424-438, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1891


Purpose: The purpose is to discuss concerns related to the phenomenon of disinformation in the age of the digital revolution, with a particular focus on the security aspects. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study uses data from scientific and secondary data references in new IT technologies and digital society. Additionally, the publication cites the content of supporting publications, affiliated in the field of information security in a global environment. Data has been gathered from reports that estimate disinformation awareness in the digital society dimension. The IT and digital society environment are constantly, hence, the study is supplemented with original research results, confirming that there is a low level of public awareness concerning the disinformation in the digital environment. The study was conducted on August 5, 2020 - August 31, 2020 using the CAWI (Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing) method on a random research sample of citizens who are currently employed in any organization in 16 Polish provinces. 120 people participated in the study. Findings: The results of the research are characterized by novelty of the issues and the fact that they have been conducted from this perspective security to a limited extent so far. This is particularly important from the point of view of national security, as information has a direct impact on the economic security of the state, which also affects the security of citizens. Disinformation is the main reason for exerting a negative influence on human emotions, reasoning, and behavior by creating a false image of reality. This publication is an introduction to a series of articles on the dissemination of knowledge concerning disinformation in the age of the digital revolution, understood as a threat to security and state stability. Practical Implications: Taking into account the registered effects of the restrictions, decision-makers (government, supervisory boards, management boards and managers of companies) should accurately assess the performance of the logistics industry and verify the real impact of the pandemic on the development of the logistics services market and, indirectly, to take measures to stimulate the development of individual sectors of the Polish economy in the pandemic state. Originality/Value: Awareness of the social environment in knowledge about disinformation in crisis conditions is very important for safety. The publication is addressed to researchers, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, employees, the educational environment, and consumers. Similarly, to this postulate, the purpose of this exposition is also to systematize and discuss points of view, rationalizing further empirical research.

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