Influence Operations in Cyberspace – How They Really Work
Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2020-31
28 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2020
Date Written: September 24, 2020
Covid-19 is the latest, but will not be the last pretext for spreading fabricated information. Topics like Covid-19 can and will be used for influencing foreign States in a deliberate way. So, is this new? No, influencing has been on-going for ages. But what is new, is the domain of cyberspace enabling fabricated news to spread fast and effectively. Much is written about influencing people via social media. But how do influence operations via cyberspace work? And what is the added value of cyberspace in that context?
Keywords: Influence Operations, Cyberspace, Disinformation, Subconscious Influence Techniques, Framing
JEL Classification: F51, F52, N40
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