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Challenging Online Propaganda and Disinformation in the 21st Century

  • Miloš Gregor
  • Petra Mlejnková
  • Provides a multifaceted analysis of modern propaganda and disinformation from a political, technical, legal and broad sociological viewpoint

  • Based on theoretical and empirically-based studies in the context of disinformation

  • Raises important issues, especially in light of law and IT requirements

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Part of the Political Campaigning and Communication book series (PCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Miloš Gregor, Petra Mlejnková
      Pages 3-41
    3. Miroslava Pavlíková, Barbora Šenkýřová, Jakub Drmola
      Pages 43-74
    4. Miroslav Mareš, Petra Mlejnková
      Pages 75-103
    5. František Kasl
      Pages 105-135
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Aleš Horák, Vít Baisa, Ondřej Herman
      Pages 139-166
    3. Radim Polčák, František Kasl
      Pages 167-193
    4. Jan Hanzelka, Miroslava Pavlíková
      Pages 195-224
    5. Miloš Gregor, Petra Mlejnková
      Pages 255-261
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 263-273

About this book

Introduction

Disinformation has recently become a salient issue, not just for researchers but for the media, politicians, and the general public as well. Changing circumstances are a challenge for system and societal resilience; disinformation is also a challenge for governments, civil society, and individuals. Thus, this book focuses on the post-truth era and the online environment, which has changed both the ways and forms in which disinformation is presented and spread. The volume is dedicated to the complex processes of understanding the mechanisms and effects of online propaganda and disinformation, its detection and reactions to it in the European context. It focuses on questions and dilemmas from political science, security studies, IT, and law disciplines with the aim to protect society and build resilience against online propaganda and disinformation in the post-truth era.

Miloš Gregor is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He focuses on political marketing, communication, and analysis of propaganda and disinformation, specifically on the manipulative techniques and narratives deployed to persuade the audience.

Petra Mlejnková is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. She focuses on security studies, the Far Right, and the analysis of propaganda and disinformation, specifically from a security perspective—how these phenomena affect national and international security.

Keywords

disinformation online propaganda information warfare AI technologies counter-measures against disinformation post-truth era detection of online disinformation challenges to democracy disinformation as a security threat detecting disinformation cyber campaigns civil society democracy

Editors and affiliations

  • Miloš Gregor
    • 1
  • Petra Mlejnková
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

About the editors

Miloš Gregor is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He focuses on political marketing, communication, and analysis of propaganda and disinformation, specifically on the manipulative techniques and narratives deployed to persuade the audience.

Petra Mlejnková is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. She focuses on security studies, the Far Right, and the analysis of propaganda and disinformation, specifically from a security perspective—how these phenomena affect national and international security.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Challenging Online Propaganda and Disinformation in the 21st Century
  • Editors Miloš Gregor
    Petra Mlejnková
  • Series Title Political Campaigning and Communication
  • Series Abbreviated Title Political Campaigning and Communication
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58624-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-58623-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-58626-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-58624-9
  • Series ISSN 2662-589X
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-5903
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 273
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Communication
    Democracy
    Security
    Media and Communication
    Electoral Politics
    European Politics