In this section, I look into the murky world of PsyOps / Psychological and Information Warfare Operations.
With the world swamped with noise from misinformation, disinformation, and fake news together with strategically planned psychological and information-based warfare operations sense-making is difficult. I look to figure out why and what we can do to protect ourselves from it.
In this article I look at the Reticular Activating System
So why is fear so addictive and used by social media, tech, government, and big business to refocus your attention?
First, let’s look at something called the Reticular Activating System. I was looking for a way to describe this and came across this Medium article by Tobias van Schneider titled “If you want it, you might get it. The Reticular Activating System explained” which is well worth a read and explains it as follows:
In this article I am looking at Deflective Marketing and Reflexive Control
The seeds of fear and doubt are addictive and contagious:
I recently posted the below on Facebook.
Thought of the day on the Chaos Architectures of Manipulation and Control
“Deflective marketing and reflexive control are mechanisms of shaping the narrative in a framing whereby the information architecture, from within which the argument draws its knowledge, is designed by the instigator for their desired outcome.
In this artiicle, I look at the Concepts and Terminology to understand Russian Information Warfare
To start off this second post in the “The Russian Information War” series and continue our focus on “Concepts and Terminology” let's first start of by restating that Russian Information Warfare is carried out, in part, during peacetime as well as wartime. Of course, the fact that this is stepped up during times of war is the very reason we are looking at this subject now and diverting from our norm
In this article, I look at the Concepts and Terminology to understand Russian Information Warfare
As discussed in the last post I will be working through the Handbook of Russian Information Warfare to see if I can break down what this means to us the civilians of the world and what it might mean in terms of protecting ourselves and doing what we can for the people of Ukraine.
Section 2 of the handbook; looks at “Essential Concepts and Terminology.” Why am I starting here? Surely, we should just
This is the first of my articles looking at the Russian Information Warefare Machine
As I write these words Russia is on the ninth day of its invasion of Ukraine in 2022. There are many words I could and have on my social media channels and website where I write about this. About the war crimes, the inhumanity, the shelling of civilians, and the attacks on people trying to flee but there are many more qualified people on the ground in Ukraine who are doing a much better job of that than I can.
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