Information - a New Weapon of Mass Destruction
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Selin Ivan A. shef-redaktor sayta Gazety «Trud»
The Newspaper “Trud”
Moscow, Russian Federation Fentisov Dmitriy A. commercial director
“Southern Alliance Corporation”
Republic of Adygea, Russian Federation
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This article examines the importance of information and informatization processes in the modern world, considers the possibility of influencing the population with its help, and also presents the advantages and disadvantages of such influence. One of the main identified disadvantages of using information in relation to large masses of people is the use of information as a new weapon of mass destruction, as it can be recognized on the basis of the legislation of the Russian Federation. In this regard, the article presents the signs of information weapons, its distinctive features, on the basis of which it is possible to judge its difference from other types of weapons. The factors and conditions of using information as a weapon are also considered. In addition, the classification of the use of information as a new weapon is presented, arguments are given in favor of this on the basis of Russian legislation. The relevance of the research according to the presented topic is due to the emergence in the modern world of a new type of weapons of mass destruction in the form of information and information technologies that can be used by any person or authority with access to a large number of people to achieve certain goals. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to study the facts and conditions of attribution of information to a new weapon of mass destruction, to consider specific examples of the use of information in a negative way. During the research, the study of relevant materials, documentation, as well as the presentation of illustrative examples, the following result was obtained: based on specific facts and examples, it was proved that information and information technology can be attributed to a new weapon of mass destruction.
How to Cite:
Selin I.A., Fentisov D.A., (2022), INFORMATION - A NEW WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION. Sociopolitical Sciences, 2: 15-20. DOI: 10.33693/2223-0092-2022-12-2-15-20
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