Overcoming of Information Extremism as a Condition of Human and Social Wellbeing


The urgency of this research is indisputable because the subjects of information extremism having at their disposal various mass media can disseminate their beliefs and ideas over thousands of people in different countries all over the world. International collaboration is needed to struggle against this evil. The paper provides deep insight into the notion “information extremism”, as well as its classification and forms. It is aimed at revealing the specific character of the notions “information extremism” and “information terrorism” and their investigation. Illocutionary influence as the major method of information extremism is highlighted in the paper. The authors demonstrate important influence of mass media including the Internet over readership, especially the youth. It is concluded that the issue of information extremism requires for more rigorous and deeper consideration. It is necessary to fight against forms of its manifestation, because they have a significant effect on homeland and international safety and stability.

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Ponomarev, V. A., Kornienko, А. А., Kust, Т. S., Terentyev, Е. S., & Litvinenko, V. V. (2016). Overcoming of Information Extremism as a Condition of Human and Social Wellbeing. In F. Casati (Ed.), Lifelong Wellbeing in the World - WELLSO 2015, vol 7. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 38-44). Future Academy. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2016.02.6