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dc.contributor.authorKaratas, Ibrahim
dc.identifier.citationKaratas, I. (2021). Russian information warfare: The case of the white helmets in Syria. Contemporary Issues with Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Social Science (19-35).en_US
dc.description.abstractSyria's opposition civil-defense network, namely the White Helmets, has been under the military and information warfare of Russia since the Russian army began to fight alongside the Syrian regime against rebel groups in September 2015. Designating the organization as a terrorist group, Russians attacked the White Helmets' operation centers and simultaneously waged an information war to smear the organization and perpetuate confusion among the world audience. This study has analyzed Russian media, affiliated news outlets, social media, pro-Russian reports disseminating Russian claims, the White Helmets' reports and concerning news in the Western media. It also made interviews with top officials of the organization to check the accuracy of Russian accusations. After comparing allegations of both sides, it has concluded that there is massive Russian information warfare on the White Helmets that testifies Russian and the regime crimes on the frontline. The research has also contended that Russian black propaganda has become successful. As a side finding, this study has revealed which tactics the Russian propaganda machine uses during the discrediting campaigns. Methodologically, both quantitative and qualitative researches were used.en_US
dc.publisherPeter Lang AGen_US
dc.subjectInformation Warfareen_US
dc.subjectWhite Helmetsen_US
dc.titleRussian information warfare: the case of the white helmets in Syriaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentİstinye Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Ana Bilim Dalıen_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorKaratas, Ibrahim
dc.relation.journalContemporary Issues with Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Social Scienceen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryKitap Bölümü - Uluslararasıen_US

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