Proceedings of The International Academic Conference on Research in Social Sciences
Methodological Framework of CONTEMPORARY Propaganda in the Case of Post-Soviet Countries of Caspian sea Region
Development of social media creates possibility governments to access society easily. Oil and gas resources in post-soviet countries of the Caspian Sea region, make this region the focal point of propaganda campaigns. Therefore, the main aim of the paper is to create a map of contemporary propaganda by investigating its characteristics, tools, and types and strategies, limitations, and applying to the post-soviet countries of the Caspian Sea Region. The main definition of propaganda is investigated with theoretical analysis method. In the empirical part, the paper analyses disinformation, fake news, trolls, videos as propaganda strategy of governments in the case of post-soviet countries of the Caspian Sea Region. Qualitative content analysis is useful to investigate news, texts, videos, and images shared on social media. Descriptive analysis is set up to research multiplicity of propaganda campaigns in the mentioned region. Structured interview method will be used with propaganda experts to analyse their opinion on contemporary propaganda and persuasion.To summarise, propaganda campaigns are more persuasive according to new technologies. There is no doubt that its working principles will evolve as time goes on. This paper investigates the working principles of contemporary propaganda in the case of post-soviet countries of the Caspian Sea Region. Thus, this work is hoped to create a framework for further analysis of the methodology of contemporary propaganda.
Keywords: Russia, Kazakhstan, Persuasion, Trolling, Turkmenistan.