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CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): Media studies, Communication studies, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: communication; media; information; fake news; online; ICT; social media platforms;
Summary/Abstract: This publication highlights how false information online brings about a number of security implications. We likened false information to the Lernaean Hydra, the mythical creature that could generate two new heads for each head it lost to the axe. According to the myth, Heracles slayed it by thinking outside the box, burning the stumps of the severed heads, and smashing the only true mortal head the monster had with a rock. Analogously, anyone who is battling disinformation online must think beyond simply debunking single stories.

  • Page Range: 61-65
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English