Join us for a FRANK Talk about information warfare.
“Weaponized narrative is the latest term for information warfare, focusing specifically on the role of new media in shaping opinion. Weaponized narratives attack the shared beliefs and values of a person or society, and undercut culture and resiliency. Instead of using actual bombs and bullets, adversaries use tactics such as deceptive information initiatives to attack identity, manipulate narratives/stories, and manufacture emotional and psychological warfare. What are the effects on our psychology and behavior? How do we begin to understand the role of information warfare in social media, news, and marketing? Can weaponized narratives cause social polarization as destructive as actual war?
Join us for this timely FRANK Talk to discuss the impact of information warfare on civic engagement and our democratic institutions.”
This community conversation is facilitated by Dr. Braden Allenby, Arizona State University, President’s Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics
Carolyn’s note: Don’t know much about “weaponized narrative” as it is a new term in the social media, but this is the time to find out more about this insidious means of media manipulation. We bloggers need to be aware of such tactics. Remember back in college when we learned about Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Message?