Unraveling Disinformation: The Case of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

  title={Unraveling Disinformation: The Case of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17},
  author={Sebastiaan J.H. Rietjens},
  journal={The International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs},
  pages={195 - 218}
  • S. Rietjens
  • Published 2 September 2019
  • Computer Science
  • The International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs
ABSTRACT Disinformation has become an important aspect within today’s security environment. However, despite the burgeoning literature on the topic, only few studies deconstruct the concept of disinformation by making use of empirical evidence. This article intends to contribute to our understanding of disinformation, by analyzing the numerous deceptive messages that were spread in the aftermath of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, that crashed in the summer of 2014 in eastern Ukraine. More… 

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