Infodemic is a term formed from the words information and epidemic, which means the rapid and widespread spread of true or misleading information about something, where facts, rumors and fears mix, which makes it difficult to obtain important information on the topic.
One of the most attention grabbing concepts of the first half of 2020 is certainly the “cancel culture”.
Doxing, doxxing, or „dropping docs“, is the collection and publication of information about a person in order to cause him or her inconvenience.
With the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic, a new word, covidiot has begun to circulate on the internet.
Known in the military as, „scorched earth“ tactics have also been used in information warfare thanks to Kremlin propaganda activities.
Cambridge Analytica, a micro-targeted and 2016 US presidential campaign, introduced another concept to the public – the dark ad.
On September 24. Jessikka Aro presented her long awaited book in Helsinki „ Putin’s trolls: true stories from the frontlines of the Russian Information war“.
The new Social Media platform TikTok is gaining popularity and users. It has already been accused of ideologically targeting and permitting sexual harassment of minors.
For the next upcoming weeks, you can still see classical works of the Soviet propaganda artist from Latvia at the Kumu gallery.
A word that individuals wanting to influence people constantly repeat, even in their dreams is microtargeting.