The handbook summarizes practical recommendations for state and local government officials, as well as all Latvian residents, to combat manipulation in the information room, including misinformation.
The manual is an encouragement to move towards the goal that every resident of Latvia is able to resist disinformation from the Kremlin and other actors.
“Certain individuals, radical groups, but also States, have made information a weapon for their objectives and their personal gain. Therefore, awareness of information manipulation techniques is a fundamental part of the skills necessary for everyone to navigate the digital world of the 21st century,” said one of the authors, Dr. Mārtiņš Hiršs.
Ten authors from the chancellery and five universities collaborated in the production of the book: Mārtiņš Hiršs, Rihards Bambals, Nora Biteniece, Kaspars Zellis, Gatis Krūmiņš, Arnis Sauka, Ieva Miļūna, Toms Rostoks, Māris Andžāns, Evija Djatkoviča. The illustrations are signed by the artist Elīna Brasliņa in the satirical genre.
The manual will soon be available in printed form in all Latvian public libraries and is available online in PDF format.
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