Digital Media and War: Social Media as a Propaganda Tool for the Russia-Ukraine Conflict in the Post-truth Era
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- Digital Media; Propaganda of War; Public Opinion; Social Media; Post-Truth Era
Social media has become an information battleground over the Russia and Ukraine wars by manipulating it into disinformation and bias. The conflict that should have subsided, instead made things worse by spreading disinformation. Russia and Ukraine both use social media to bring each other down as well as to win public opinion. This research uses a qualitative descriptive approach with an analysis of discourse and language reconstruction from Michael Foucault. The social media analyses were random choices sourced from social media directories as well as findings from credible institutions that broadcast hoaxes or disinformation related to the Russian-Ukrainian war conflict for February and March 2022. The results revealed that social media has become a digital propaganda field in the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Social media has become a means of forming public opinion, seeking global support, and the spread of hoax disinformation. Therefore, the public needs to equip themselves with digital literacy skills, namely the ability to sort information on social media so that they are not easily trapped in misleading information in the post-truth era.
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TY - CONF AU - Yanti Dwi Astuti AU - Rahmah Attaymini AU - Maya Sandra Rosita Dewi PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/26 TI - Digital Media and War: Social Media as a Propaganda Tool for the Russia-Ukraine Conflict in the Post-truth Era BT - Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Social Science and Humanities (AICOSH 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 19 EP - 27 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-87-9_4 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-87-9_4 ID - Astuti2022 ER -