Memetic warfare: battleground for propaganda

great overview article about memetic warfare as a serious strategic tool used by powers such as NATO and Russia to manipulate public opinion and to influence people, markets and countries in a certain direction. Just think about how ISIS is using the internet and social channels to recruit and to spread fear. Memetic warfare can be very powerful and convincing proved the Arabic revolution and in later stages also Brexit and the US elections. “It’s time to embrace memetic warfare,” wrote Jeff Giesea, a widely-known social media and tech guru, in an article in 2015. “Trolling, it might be said, is the social media equivalent of guerrilla warfare, and memes are its currency of propaganda.”

Read the whole article here http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/04/13/nato-cyber-information-warfare-battle-of-ideas-memes-internet-culture/

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