Saturday, October 13, 2018

Vietnam-Ukrainian missiles exploded over Russia

Vietnam-Ukrainian missiles exploded over Russia

Vietnam-Ukrainian missiles exploded over Russia

Yesterday, the Russian media struck a sensation. Vietnamese information portal Soha News published an article in which he spoke about the secret trip of the us military and Israel to Ukraine in order to study the characteristics of samples of anti-aircraft missile systems S-300, in service with the Ukrainian military.

As reported by the Vietnamese media, the trip took place in the light of Russia's recent transfer of Syria s-300. The Ukrainian side provided foreign partners with complexes for field testing and described their combat capabilities. In addition, according to the author of the material, Ukraine has convinced Western experts that there are no significant differences between the samples available in the country's arms, and those S-300, which Russia provided to the Syrian army; as a result, for Israeli aircraft should not be difficulties in overcoming the Syrian S-300. Moreover, the publication said that Israeli pilots and 18 fourth-generation f-15C Eagle fighters arrived in Ukraine and tested the Ukrainian S-300.

As a source, the author referred to the unnamed Russian media, where he allegedly gleaned all this information (such media simply was not — they were invented by the author). In General, this publication was the usual throw.

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For obvious reasons, such a text could not but attract the attention of Russian media — which naturally happened. However, the resonance in this case repeatedly surpassed the level of short messages of agencies and publications specializing in translation of materials of foreign mass media habitual for similar information occasions.
This time the content of the publication was retold by dozens of Russian media, including the first series. And in most of the presentation was not in the format of "here the Vietnamese media wrote something interesting, "and"Americans and Israelis in Ukraine s-300 studied."

And though, in principle, anyone could establish that the Vietnamese publication is based on emptiness, — news furiously went to be replicated. Fake retransmitted, commented in the spirit of" well, that's all, that helped the Syrians, " dispersed on social networks and public and, most insulting, forced quite serious professionals to go out and explain how the story described in the article phantasmagoric and delusional.

... Modern media has a huge problem. The speed of dissemination of information in the world has increased so much, and the competition between the media for the right to become "the main information conduit in the user's head" has become so acute that now even the most cautious and respecting their reputation publications from time to time fall for fakes. Those who are not careful and do not observe, in the pursuit of ratings and in an effort to beat the competition just a) will not check anything, b) attach the most clickable header, C) and do not think to be upset because again relayed fake. For one simple reason: it is necessary to be responsible for a fake unless the reputation which price is often and so not obvious. A clique-it — here they are. And audience reach something- here it is, a citation, then that's it.

Just a few days ago, someone very successfully launched a repeat of the message about the crash of the us transport plane in Afghanistan, which actually happened three years ago. On a fake bought several major Russian publications, which published the relevant news. After the situation was clarified, the publications were either refuted or deleted. But still, most of the leading media ignored the fake news story, immediately clarifying its accuracy.
Here, however, this was not required at all, as if the reality of the Vietnamese article itself justified the dissemination of clearly — one could say demonstratively — false information contained in it.
As a result, this topic took a significant place in the information agenda of yesterday, frankly misleading a huge part of the audience (as well as squeezing out comments, emotions and discussions).

No one is immune from mistakes, especially in the world of operational information, where the speed of news publication is the most important criterion for success. But there is still a difference between an unintentional blunder and deliberately ignoring reality for the sake of exploiting the reader.

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Of course, colleagues can understand. In contrast to the information space, the resource of which is almost infinite, human perception remains a limited resource. No viewer and reader can give more than 24 hours of attention per day — and then with such intensity of operation will quickly end. In addition, a significant part of the actual "payload" in the news of different publications is the same — which means that there is a "race of packages", "rocket war of headlines" and to the reader faster than others break through those who extract attention from it by the method of brain fracturing. Therefore, Vietnam-Ukrainian S-300 with Israeli aircraft were, alas, doomed to success.

But it cannot go on forever. Sooner or later, in addition to indicating the source of information, any media will have to be required to verify the information contained therein. Perhaps even legally. This will cause violent collective complaints about the suffocation of freedom of speech — but this is the case when the media themselves playing "clickbait" simply will not leave society and the state a choice. When a society is bombed with nuclear fakes-it will have to acquire its own information air defense.