Category Archives: propaganda

The 10 commandments of fake news clickbait

I have recently been inundated by a growing number of fake news. Half of them are generated by sites supporting political ideas or people. The rest are just leveraging on my curiosity or on my empathy.  The first category may … Continue reading

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Digest of News of interest to Public Affairs

The ComIPI’s quarterly digest is on line. It mainly features Donald Trump’s ommunication strategy and the ‘fil rouge’ connecting other topics of recent interest: the information battle space is equally, if not more important, than the physical battle space.

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Digest of NEWS – Features cultural barriers and disinformation

The latest issue of ComIPI’s quarterly digest is on line. It mainly features overcoming cultural barriers and the problem posed by disinformation within digital media. Posted by International & Public Communication on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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10 November, one year after ‘Sputnik’ was launched

The Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satellite, launched on 4 October 1957.  Shortly after its launch, the New York Times explained that the literal translation of “sputnik” is “something that is traveling with a traveler.” Additionally, “the traveler is the … Continue reading

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IS smart communication strategy: reality or myth?

Recently, a discussion was launched on Linkedin by Beatrice Verez of Albany, under the title: ISIS and Social Media: Really that Sophisticated?  Here is her comment: It’s not new. It’s not unique.  Radicalisation on the net; terrorists advertising their needs … Continue reading

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Most of news spread on Social Media likely unverified

Monday was the 2014 Boston Marathon.  Many used the opportunity to reassess the tragic experience of 2013 to identify lessons learned. I found of particular interest an analysis by Bill Salvin  assessing that much of the information spread about the … Continue reading

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Expert: Russia’s propaganda worse now than at height of Cold War

Originally posted on fveltri:
From Joel Harding’s Blog: Expert: Russia’s propaganda worse now than at height of Cold War. Apparently Russian viewers want to believe these fairy tales. They want to think their country is in the right. They want…

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