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The ethics of countering digital propaganda

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How can a state react to being a target of disinformation activities by another state without losing the moral ground that it seeks to protect? This essay argues that the concept of moral authority offers an original framework for addressing this dilemma. As a power resource, moral authority enables an actor to have its arguments treated with priority by others and to build support for its actions, but only as long as its behavior does not deviate from certain moral expectations. To develop m...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0892679418000436

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
St Cross College
ORCID:
0000-0003-3609-4240
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Ethics and International Affairs Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
305-315
Publication date:
2018-08-29
DOI:
EISSN:
1747-7093
ISSN:
0892-6794
Pubs id:
pubs:918786
URN:
uri:8758f420-c1ce-42ab-b547-6d9d36e2ec0d
UUID:
uuid:8758f420-c1ce-42ab-b547-6d9d36e2ec0d
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pubs:918786

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