Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
"NI ÄR PROPAGANDA!": Ett bidrag till det psykologiska försvaret.
Swedish National Defence College.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the possibility of implementing national psychological defence measures utilizing social media. These measures are understood as an exercise of political power and are contextualised in the contemporary global information arena using Castells theory of communication power in the network society, while employing PSYOPS methodology to further understand the tactical dimensions. It also attempts to evaluate the prevalence of ”filter bubbles” and the potential hindrance such may be to successful implementation. Results show that key audiences can be reached and effectively influenced through the use of social media advert targeting systems and open source, fact-based information campaigns. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
psychological defence, psychological operations, network society, communication power, soft power, filter bubble, social media, information warfare, countering propaganda
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5843OAI: diva2:898984
Subject / course
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot säkerhetspolitik
Educational program
Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-01-30 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2394 kB)152 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2394 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Swedish National Defence College
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 152 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 435 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link