The impact of fake news, disinformation and fake accounts during the velvet revolution.
03.05.2018
14:00
Fake news, fake accounts in social networks and disinformation during the velvet revolution were the topic of May 3 press conference at Media center with media expert Samvel Martirosyan.

“The first layer was disseminating unverified information under emotional constraint, the second was unconscientious people who were earning money by creating senseless sites. The other was the layer of informational war with political objectives”, says Martirosyan.

He notes that people make a mass medium out of social networks that includes responsibility.

The expert also touched upon Russian and Azeri information fields which periodically disseminate disinformation.

“Rapid changes disoriented not only Armenian but also the Russian and Azeri press”, Martirosyan notes.

“This was a revolution in media field also. People invaded live streams, and politicians’ analyses that are the main source of opinion exchange became dull”, says Martirosyan.

As to Pashinyan’s policy in social networks he noted that the latter tries to keep people in reality through his live videos.

Martirosyan thinks TV companies compared to social networks were inert in disseminating news.

“Huge was the impact of Facebook. Other social networks like Twitter, blogs, Telegram and Instagram also worked. The latter created a revolutionary esthetics.”

As to the fake Facebook accounts created by parties they were ineffective. “The situation was changing so rapidly that there was no center to control them all the time. That’s why the fake pages were in an indefinite state”, Martirosyan notes.

Watch more of the press conference here.

 

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