Fake news, disinformation and the democratic state A case study of the UK government's narrative

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Julian Richards


Desde el referéndum de 2014 en el Reino Unido sobre la independencia de Escocia, varios líderes políticos de Occidente han acusado al gobierno ruso de desinformación organizada a escala industrial, diseñada para socavar el proceso democrático. Varias acusaciones también han sugerido que el Kremlin ha estado proporcionando ayuda financiera y de otro tipo a grupos de extrema derecha en Occidente para interrumpir el proceso político. En este análisis, se toma el estudio de caso del Reino Unido en el período 2014-20. Se examina la investigación actual sobre la escala y el efecto de las estrategias organizadas de desinformación rusas; y la narrativa oficial emergente en el gobierno del Reino Unido sobre cómo abordar el problema. Esta narrativa revela una interacción compleja entre defender la democracia, mientras se mantiene un enfoque de "no intervención" y se garantiza que los negocios tecnológicos sean bienvenidos.


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Richards, J. (2021). Fake news, disinformation and the democratic state. Revista ICONO14 Revista Científica De Comunicación Y Tecnologías Emergentes, 19(1), 95-122. https://doi.org/10.7195/ri14.v19i1.1611
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Julian Richards, University of Buckingham

Doctorado en violencia política en Pakistán, en la Universidad de Cambridge, en 1993. Luego pasó casi 20 años trabajando en inteligencia y seguridad para el gobierno británico, regresando a la vida académica como investigador en el Centro de Estudios de Inteligencia y Seguridad de la Universidad de Brunel en 2006. En 2008, fundó conjuntamente el nuevo Centro de Estudios de Seguridad e Inteligencia (BUCSIS) en la Universidad de Buckingham, y dos años después se convirtió en miembro del personal a tiempo completo de la universidad. Como profesor en el departamento, es director de programas de tres programas de maestría y coordinador de la escuela de investigación de estudiantes de MPhil y DPhil de BUCSIS.


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