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Reframing the debate: the state & disinformation in Sri Lanka

Gunatilleke, Gehan (2021) Reframing the debate: the state & disinformation in Sri Lanka. South Asia @ LSE (06 Dec 2021). Blog Entry.

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States often play a pervasive role in the creation and dissemination of disinformation. Disinformation is still the weapon of choice of authoritarian states, rather than just a societal phenomenon precipitated by social media users. Gehan Gunatilleke argues that in Sri Lanka, the true nature and extent of the problem of disinformation can only be understood if public discourse focuses on state-sponsored disinformation and the complicity of the private media.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 10:18
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:31

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