Building An Information Resilient Society: An Organic Approach


Abstract


Fake news, disinformation and propaganda (FDP) present an important threat to modern democratic societies and has critical an impact on the quality of public life. This article presents an organic approach to understanding of FDP. The approach builds up on the various similarities with virology where FDP is compared to a hostile virus which is spread in a certain environment and may penetrate into the human body. Based on the three pillars involving creation, spread and penetration the authors deliver in total 28 policy measures which will contribute to an information resilient society: a society which is aware of the manipulative or hostile content of information and which is encouraged by working with high quality information within the FDP hostile environment.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/ccs.v11.i1.6065

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