Reality filters: disinformation and fake news

Tredinnick, Luke and Laybats, Claire (2019) Reality filters: disinformation and fake news. Business Information Review, 36 (3). pp. 92-94. ISSN 1741-6450

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Abstract / Description

The recent past has been characterised by both a rise in fake news and the emergence of a febrile political atmosphere. Increasingly social media and digital networking are coming under the spotlight as significant causes. The internet has become perhaps a disinformation superhighway, the promised wisdom of crowds (Suriwuecki, 2004) degenerating into the clamour of the twitter mob (e.g. Ronson, 2015). Fake news and disinformation have come to dominate, and the democratising effects of digital media have been undone by increasing concentrations of power into a handful of tech companies. In this editorial we explore the rise of fake news and how it is transforming public discourse.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: disinformation; fake news; social media; internet; world wide web
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Luke Tredinnick
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 12:25
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 12:50


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