volume 35, issue 1, P119-136 2016
DOI: 10.1515/lfpr-2016-0026
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Abstract: AbstractWeaponisation of social media and online information is a real and emerging threat. Hence, this article aims to broaden our understanding of this phenomenon by introducing the concept of mimetic warfare. Borrowing from mimesis, or a particular representation of reality, this article delves into information conflicts as the ones involving a struggle between well-prepared comprehensive narratives that are intended to affect a target population's cognition and behaviour. Mimesis as a concept is seen as p…

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