Propaganda - a weapon of self-destruction?

  • Rashid Gabdulhakov (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentationPopular


Information and communication technology is increasingly gaining significance as an utmost important arsenal in modern international affairs. Yet, finding a common language across societies at the level of people-to-people communication will remain a key challenge for decades ahead. Adequate leaders cannot afford to be oblivious to this fact. The fine line in countering propaganda is avoiding the trap of becoming what it wants you to become. Liberal democracies cannot afford the same methods as their autocratic counterparts. Demonizing other nations, peoples, and categories of people for the sake of individual political ambitions can be a costly tactic for Russia as a Federation comprised of diverse subjects and as a member of the global community. The current White House administration must be mindful of this too. When it comes to disinformation and propaganda based on messages of hate, division, racial, ethnic, sexual, gender, geographic, national and other biases; if such tactics are addressed in the context of “weapons”, then they should primarily be perceived as weapons of self-destruction.
Period18 Oct 2017
Event titlePub Lecture organized by Erasmus University's Eastern European Students Association
Event typeOther
LocationRotterdam, the NetherlandsShow on map