Disinformation related to the war in Ukraine

Michał Wenzel, Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska


The main objective of the study is to determine the degree of disinformation taking place in the context of the war in Ukraine. According to a principle attributed to various authors, “truth is the first casualty of war”; this rule takes on a new dimension in an era where for many people unverified information appearing on social media (half-truths, conjectures and confabulations) is the main source of knowledge about the world. In addition, there are actors deliberately introducing disinformation into the public stream and the situation of war causes a lot of news to be censored. Information about the war appears in a social context, so we supplemented questions measuring the extent of disinformation with questions about the causes of the war, as well as the perceived j consequences of one of its main effects - the massive influx of refugees from Ukraine.


war, fake news, disinformation, report

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/ms.2022.6.23-38
Data publikacji: 2023-05-01 22:36:19
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