IVth Generation Warfare: Social Media and MEME Wars of 2016-2018

IVth Generation Warfare: Social Media and MEME Wars of 2016-2018 Written by Peter Huxley Twitter and Facebook are going to be historically recognized as the first examples of open-source, IVth Generation Warfare tools. IVth Gen. Warfare is an admixture of warfare and politics, with blurred distinctions between citizen and soldier, ‘civil’ and ‘trans-national’ warfare, and no physical ‘battle front’. It is ‘Information War’ Twitter serves a different function in the info-war than Facebook. This is obvious, as it operates differently, but since both platforms have been re-purposed and weaponized, it’s interesting to compare them. Facebook is focused on more...

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