Pandemic Panic in Information Space: the Fact and its Ladennes

Alla Nerubasska, Oresta Lopuha

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The article presents the author’s reflections on information-ladennes of facts. It demonstrates parallels between presenting facts and the theory interpreting the facts through the example of science, history of the 21st century and the fact of pandemic. The terrorist attack in the United States on September 11th, 2001 and the current panic attack demonstrate that the minds of people are zombified by human-generated mass media and the Internet.


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fact ladennes; interpreting theory; positivism and post-positivism; pandemic; terrorism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18662/po/11.1sup2/144

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