The Essence of Reflexive Control and Diffusion of Information in the Context of Information Environment Security. Author: Rafał Kasprzyk

In this paper, a particular emphasis is put on discussing the theory of reflexive control as a model for forecasting the decision-making process and influencing this process. Universal access to the Internet and the growing role of social media in shaping opinions, and more broadly the perception of the world, requires work to develop methods for identifying and recognizing reflexive control in social media.

The main task that is necessary to solve in order to identify and recognize reflective control processes and to prevent them is to understand the spread of information. The paper also presented the essence of models for the spread of information in network systems, exemplified by contemporary social media.