Péter Krekó

Péter KrekóPéter Krekó is the executive director of Political Capital, an independent policy research institute in Hungary. He’s had fellowships at some of the most illustrious universities of countries from the UK to Austria and the US. He wrote his PhD dissertation on conspiracy theories, but also wrote books on this and other similar topics. His first book the title of which translates to English as Mass Paranoia deals with the social psychological basis for fake news and conspiracy theories. His latest book that he co-wrote and co-edited bears the title Sarlatánok kora, which translates as the Age of Charlatans and it was released only about a week ago. He’s an associate professor of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and he’s a very frequent guest on television panels on topics ranging from conspiracies, to misinformation and propaganda.

Abstract

Disinformation as a tool of (political) warfare

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