Denial and Deception
There is virtually unanimous agreement that the information revolution has empowered individuals at the expense of governments and bureaucracies, giving everyday people communication, organizational, and analytical capabilities only possessed by national governments a few short decades ago. But there is less recognition for the new twist in the practice of denial and deception that has been facilitated by the information revolution. For example, terrorists and criminal organizations have been given new abilities to blend in with civil society. This module offers an explanation of the terms denial and deception, along with the limitations of terrorist and criminal organizations, reversal of the balance between denial and deception, and role of the information revolution in counter-deception.
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