Defense and Security Analysis
Taylor & Francis
School of Business and Law
The information age has transformed society by allowing people to interact digitally, yet it enables motivated actors to use mass influence to further their political objectives. The struggle against disinformation requires an appreciation of how a disinformation effect can be achieved in order to counter it. We consider the nature of disinformation and its use in the hybrid warfare domain, before examining the problem through frames of planning approach, truth theory, systems thinking, and military strategy. These approaches are informative in developing counter-strategies and we specifically identify the concept of kill chains as a useful framework to assist in the disinformation challenge.
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in DEFENSE & SECURITY ANALYSIS on 02/09/2022, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14751798.2022.2117285.
Dowse, A., & Bachmann, S. D. (2022). Information warfare: methods to counter disinformation. Defense & Security Analysis, 38(4), 453-469.