Disinformation refers to false or #fakenews which is posed as legitimate information. This concept of #disinformation is not uncommon for people and is used not only at higher levels of organizations but in our daily lives as well. Disinformation is spreading faster than ever because of the emerging social media platforms which is making organizations difficult to combat such situations.
It can either be fully false or can have some truth, but in a more exaggerated version. Any type of disinformation can lead to serious danger not only to oneself but to the organization or to the country as well.
The disinformation is a kind of #InformationWarfare. The risk of disinformation can lead to a serious impact. The deliberate spread of false information can create a negative environment against the targeted organization/country. These actions may lead to financial losses as many companies may decide to shut down their businesses in that country.
The major impact of disinformation is that people from targeted organization/ country can be influenced psychologically. It impacts badly on the overall performance of the country.
Most importantly, if there is a disinformation about a loved one being stuck in such war situations, the relatives or the knowns of the victim can get highly panicked which can result in serious health conditions too.
The above actions may undermine a nation’s security and make them vulnerable to geopolitical risks.
With the changing global #geopolitical scenario, the Information warfare against any country can inflict more damage than the conventional warfare. In the on-going #Israel-Hamas War lots of information is being circulated through various social media platforms from both sides.
This information is regarding #cyber attacks on websites of various public services, infrastructure and corporates engaged in businesses with warring countries. Couple of examples of such possible misinformation are as mentioned below –
so how to combat disinformation? Let’s look at the suggested steps to safeguard such situations and protect yourself and your organization from cyber attack –
Looking at the #Israel-Palestine Cyber War, it is important to learn and prepare for such impactful disinformation. The undermentioned steps are suggested to combat such types of disinformation –
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