Sweden’s Countering Information Influence Activities

Sweden government’s Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) developed a handbook on countering information influence activities

The handbook is directed towards communicators in the public sector.  It aims to strengthen societal resilience against information influence.  Although this handbook has been out for several months, it is worth a look.

Lund University’s Department of Strategic Communication partnered with the MSB to compile current research on how to counter information influence activities.  The report aims to strengthen awareness, knowledge and capability by presenting knowledge and methods in a practical way.

The handbook consists of three main parts and draws on the role and perspective of communicators.

Awareness – What are information influence activities, how are weaknesses used to affect an organisation, and how do I know when and if my organisation has been targeted?

Identify – What is the purpose of information influence activities, what are the main techniques that are used and how do these components fit together?

Counter – How do I prevent these efforts in my organisation, how do I choose the appropriate method to counter influence activities and how does the organization utilize the experiences of being a target of information influence activities?

IPA Permalink:  https://information-professionals.org/sweden-countering-information-influence-activities/