Truth is the enemy

Keir Giles, an expert on the Russian military at the Chatham House think-tank, has warned that Russian “information warfare” occupies a wider sphere than the current Western focus on “cyber warriors” and hackers… The aim is to control information in whatever form it takes,” he wrote in a Nato report called “The Next Phase of Russian Information Warfare”… “In addition, it is often not even seeking to be believed. Instead, it has as one aim undermining the notion of objective truth and reporting being possible at all,” he wrote. Former Russian commander-in-chief Gen Yuri Baluyevsky said a victory in information warfare”can be much more important than victory in a classical military conflict, because it is bloodless, yet the impact is overwhelming and can paralyse all of the enemy state’s power structures”. The EU has a special team to combat Russian “myths” spread on social media, called the East StratCom Task Force.”

– http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39062663

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