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:
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.
When chaos is added into these architectures of control and manipulation it is not
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 normal content.
To be more specific The Handbook of Information Warfare that I have been working throug
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 get down to business as to what they are doing and what it means to us? I can fully understand the
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, write about this. About the war crimes, the inhumanity, the shelling of civilians, 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.
So, what can I do? This is a question many ask. There are practical things we can do like donatin
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