Information warfare

the grammar of talking war

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Abstract

The U.S. government's success in dominating the information environment is certainly a function of the relationship of government to the media business. The recent documentary Outfoxed demonstrates how the Fox news channel has become a vehicle for Republican views and campaigns. The use of PR companies by the U.S. administration is also crucial in information warfare. This article explores how the government succeeds in getting their version of events more widely broadcast than alternative interpretations of what is going on. It attempts to determine why the information that government gives works in their favor. The author addresses the following questions: (1) What does information warfare look like? (2) What are the strategies and technologies of war with information?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalSocial alternatives
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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