Communist’s Disinformation in Czechoslovakia
What does the communist past have in common with today's online world of alternative facts, fake news, hoaxes, conspiracy theories and the like? People and goals are the common denominator. Today, as in the past, it is about the spreading of half-truths, lies, fear, apprehension and uncertainty, the undermining of stability or questioning the value system and bonds on which European democracy stands. The current phenomenon of Russian disinformation in the digital era can be also understandable through the lens of the past. We can learn a lot from the Cold War’s history, from the Soviet Union and its satellites in Eastern Europe which spent an enormous amount of time on their disinformation activities against the democratic world.