Social Control in the Face of Digital Propaganda

Halina Swieboda, Mateusz Kuczabski, Ryszard Szpyra, Tomasz Zawadzki, Tomasz Walecki, Pawel Stobiecki
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Issue 2, 1057-1069, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2173


Purpose: The subject of research presented in this article is to analyze society in the face of digital propaganda, methods and instruments used, which ubiquity affects changes in the behavior of community members, which adversely affect social cohesion. Disrupting internal controlling processes pose a threat to state security. Design/Methodology/Approach: The main research method is literature review due to the theoretical form of conducted research. Conclusions: The result of the research is a conclusion distinguishing the most critical factors detrimental to the preservation of the autonomy of the system (state) due to the influence of external cyber propaganda. Practical implications: The conducted research aims to provide the basis for working out strategic recommendations for strengthening the state's information security and creating assumptions for training the staff of the state administration, social organizations, and economic entities in this field. Because without rational shaping of the infosphere, the state, its economy, and armed forces cannot function. Originality/Value: The article presents a systemic analysis of the phenomenon of social control in the face of external propaganda with its methods and instruments, fake news, manipulation formulating the recognition of the causes of influence, and susceptibility of users to fake news.

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