Information wars have long been used as a full-fledged weapon against the enemy, using both manipulation and completely fake messages. The methods used to disseminate false media messages by their authors are completely different, but the goal is almost always the same - to make the target audience that consumes information, believe and be influenced.
The article raises the problem of maintaining journalism information standards in conditions of the hybrid war. The regional mass-media of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are 4 analyzed as nearest to the media zone and those who are exposed to information influence of someone else’s propagation (propaganda). The attention is drawn to the inadmissibility of legitimization of separatist groups in ORDLO (separate districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions) in social consciousness.
In this article, problems of emergance and influence of propaganda technologies as an important element in information wars are examined. Pecularities of informational weapon application and informational influence on a human were researched. For analysis of television influence, up-to-date ratings of popular Ukrainian and Russian TV channels were analyzed. Findings of Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) were used. KIIS carried out “Counteraction to the Russian propaganda in the onflict region” survey that was ordered by Public Society (“TV Critics”).