Arsenault on Information Warriors

http://tldr.444.hu/2016/04/15/ez-alatt-a-cikk-alatt-fizetett-trollok-fognak-kommentelni - Hungarian news portal tldr.444.hu reports: Amelia Arsenault, assistant professor of communication at Georgia State University, held a lecture at CEU on February 11 organized by CEU’s School of Public Policy entitled “Information Warriors: Global Communication, New Media, and the Evolution of Propaganda.” In her talk Arsenault discussed how global communication scholarship often assumes a binary between media institutions and political actors. However, with the proliferation of new media the lines between what constitute a media organization and a political organization are continually blurring. Politically minded individuals are pioneering new business models and new means of connecting with audiences that are increasingly solicited and subsidized by political actors. The rise of a multi-modal and global distributed media system has expanded and complicated the role that contemporary propagandists can and do play in international political communication. For more, see https://spp.ceu.edu/node/1914