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GOVERNMENT RESPONSES TO MALICIOUS USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
GOVERNMENT RESPONSES TO MALICIOUS USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Author(s): Samantha Bradshaw, Lisa-Maria Neudert, Philip N. Howard
Contributor(s): Anna Reynolds (Editor)
Subject(s): Politics, Media studies, Government/Political systems, Security and defense, Social Informatics, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: manipulation of public opinion; social media; government; malicious use; data protection; online literacy; security and defense programs;
Summary/Abstract: The manipulation of public opinion regarding social media during critical moments of political life has emerged as a pressing policy concern. During the 2016 Presidential Election in the United States and the Brexit Referendum in the United Kingdom reports about the malicious use of social media and the exploitation of personal data for political gain rose to global prominence, prompting legal and regulatory intervention by governments around the world. But the use of social media to undermine democracy has long been a concern for NATO and the European security community.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-31-4
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-31-4
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English