Eastern Europe

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Corruption as a Cybersecurity Threat in the New World Order

Holovkin, Bohdan M., Oleksii V. Tavolzhanskyi, and Oleksandr V. Lysodyed. "Corruption as a Cybersecurity Threat in the New World Order." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 20, no. 2 (2021): 75-87.


Historically, ensuring security depended on the state’s power and economic and military potential. Today’s state has to add one more component to the list of obligations – to protect the digitalized parts of the state and societal activities.[1] Ensuring cybersecurity is one of the obligatory functions of modern countries to support and improve the system of holistic protection of society by the state.

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Social Media – Hate Speech – Hate Crime

Vilím, Lukáš. "Social Media – Hate Speech – Hate Crime." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 20, no. 2 (2021): 57-73.


Nowadays, it is not uncommon for social media to include manifestations of hatred, misleading information, and elements of extremism or terrorism. We already observe that political and religious extremist groups use social media and networks to promote their ideology, recruit new members, demonstrate their power, and shock society with videos of wars as something commonplace and unavoidable. Society is already able to act against such use of social networks and its negative consequences. There are many ways to do so.

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