Content Analysis as a Tool of Information Warfare

ABSTRACT

This paper presents a discussion of content analysis and its application as part of the information warfare armoury. The term content analysis has been in use much longer than the term information warfare, but the tool, even if known by other names, has been used for several decades as a tool of warfare. This paper proposes research to merge epidemiological theory with content analysis. It is likely that a tool such as content analysis introduces a new dimension to information warfare whereby a home population, and not just an 'enemy' may also be a target of information operations.


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Institute of Business and Law, Bournemouth University
UK

Geoffrey Darnton is currently Head of Knowledge Transfer in the Institute of Business and Law at Bournemouth University. Previous work has included researching econometric techniques to monitor arms control agreements and sociometric techniques used to increase the political acceptability of various foreign adventures by certain nation states. He edited the summary and judgment for the London Nuclear Warfare Tribunal. His specialist field is information systems.

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Keywords

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

I

IA
ICS

S

SOA

X

XRY

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