information war

The information war as a modern globalization phenomenon

The article deals with the manifestation of socio-legal nature in such a recent globalization
phenomenon as the information war. It has been proven that manipulating information through
psychological influence on an opponent has historically been a means of warfare. It is pointed out that
the peculiarity of the information war is not only that the influence is exercised through the use of the
latest means, but also that it is an uncontrolled resource that is very weakly regulated, and therefore

MEMES AS MARKERS OF FAKES AND PROPAGANDA TOPICS IN MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF THE RUSSIAN-UKRAINIAN CONFLICT

The article deals with memes as expressive rhetorical resource in media representations of the Russian-Ukrainian hybrid war and military conflict. It explores textual slogans of Russian propaganda that serve to legitimize external aggression. When these units are mirrored as intertextual material in the Ukrainian counter-discourse, they become critical targets for deconstructing fakes and decontamination of manipulative programs. The network of memetic signs is subordinated to the task of symbolic identification of conflict sides and their objectives.