ACI Journal Articles

Title

Subverting Reality: The Role of Propaganda in 21st Century Intelligence

USMA Research Unit Affiliation

Army Cyber Institute

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-8-2017

Abstract

The digital era has placed most of humanity’s knowledge within a few clicks of a computer mouse or the touches of a smart phone screen. Yet in an age where knowledge is so readily available it is also seemingly elusive. Reality hides behind oceans of information streamed from innumerable sources competing for a single moment of attention. But disinformation dangerously poisons that abundance of knowledge and begins a process of ideational inception, in which even the idea of reality is itself subverted.

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