The Weaponization of Disinformation: How Governments Use It to Control the Narrative | The Jonathan Kogan Show
In recent years, the term "disinformation" has become increasingly prominent in political discourse, with governments using it to accuse each other of spreading false information or propaganda. But what exactly is disinformation, and how is it used as a tool for controlling the population and shaping the narrative?
In this episode, we'll explore the origins of disinformation and how it has been used throughout history to manipulate public opinion. We'll also look at how modern technology has made it easier than ever for governments to spread disinformation on a massive scale, and how social media platforms have become a battleground for competing narratives.
We'll examine case studies from around the world, including Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US election, China's efforts to control the narrative around the COVID-19 pandemic, and the use of disinformation by authoritarian regimes to silence dissent and maintain power.
We'll also speak with experts in the field of disinformation and propaganda, including scholars, journalists, and activists, to gain a deeper understanding of how these tactics are used and how we can protect ourselves from their influence.
Finally, we'll discuss what individuals and organizations can do to combat disinformation, including fact-checking, media literacy education, and supporting independent media outlets. By understanding the weaponization of disinformation, we can better protect ourselves and our communities from its harmful effects.
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