Title

The 'Flexibility' of Official Information during Contemporary Conflict

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Teamlink Australia

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

3906

Comments

This article was originally published as: Hutchinson, W. (2005). The 'Flexibility' of Official Information during Contemporary Conflict. Journal of Information Warfare, 4(2), 38-44. Original available here

Abstract

This paper examines perception management as practiced by governments and the militaries of Western nations since 1980. It examines this topic using the framework of a simple model of information. Basically, it defines information as that product formed when data meets cognition. Contemporary conflicts and their associated information campaigns are examined. It postulates about the impact these practices will have on the democratic process in these nations.