Special Issue "Disinformation and Misinformation in the New Media Landscape"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 95
The transition to a world of always-connected mobile communication has radically transformed the landscape in which the mass public communicates about their political worlds. The rise of social media as a primary information source and the decline of legacy media have altered consumption patterns. Following those new pathways, we have seen ideologically driven information choice, exacerbated polarization, and the intentional manipulation of social media to deceive the public. Two strands of research extend from this new environment: misinformation, the unintentional spreading of false information; and disinformation, the intentional spreading of false information. The two are areas of great concern for democratic governance and expanding fields of research in political communication.
This Special Issue will cover a wide range of topics related to the rise of misinformation and disinformation. These topics may include but are not limited to how misinformation and disinformation spread via social media, recursive effects of mis- and disinformation on legacy media, patterns of misinformation and disinformation going viral, effects on the mass public, propaganda, social media’s role as a misinformation and disinformation amplifier, information literacy’s relationship to misinformation and disinformation, and the implications of misinformation and disinformation for democracy.
Prof. Dr. Chapman Rackaway
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