The power of effective communication cannot be underestimated. The Internet has given us fascinating opportunities for communication. The American election campaign has shown that you can do much more with it than is generally assumed.

The digital revolution has given the enemies of liberal democracy and open society the means of disinformation and sabotage that the Chekists of the last century could only dream of. Their no less unscrupulous successors are using them to wage an asymmetrical war in secret, which can be used to change the real world without the need for tanks or fighter bombers. (FAZ from 9.1.2017)

We will also address the mechanisms of political communication and propaganda to influence large crowds in this blog in the future.