Symbolic Actions Символічні дії (ua)

is one of the information influence techniques (see Influence Campaigns). Actions speak louder than words. Sometimes actions are calculated to signal something, rather than to achieve the objective of the action itself. When this is the case, the action is a symbolic action. In contrast to any ordinary action, symbolic actions are motivated by a communicative logic and a strategic setting. This can be done very crudely, for by example playing on universally shared fears of random violence such as in terrorist activities. It can also be conducted in a sophisticated manner by relating to precise cultural symbols relevant only to a specific target audience. It includes: Leaking, Hackning, Public Demonstrations etc.