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Fake News Is Bad News

Hoaxes, Half-truths and the Nature of Today's Journalism

Edited by Ján Višňovský

University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius


Jana Radošinská

University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava

We live in the era of the digital revolution characterized by easy access to obtaining, processing and disseminating information on a global scale. The emergence of these global digital spaces has transformed the world of communication. This shift in our understanding of what we should be informed about, when and how, manifests itself not only within mature liberal democracies, which grant their citizens and the media constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech and rights associated with obtaining information, but also within developing countries with different types of political establishments. Moreover, many media producers, especially journalists and persons claiming to be journalists, abuse their crucial mission and, instead, foster a set of serious communication phenomena that threaten basic human rights and freedoms, weaken them or decelerate their development. The publication is focused on the ways fake news, disinformation, misinformation and hateful statements are spread across society, predominantly within the online environment. Its main ambition is to offer an interdisciplinary body of scholarly knowledge on fake news, disinformation and propaganda in relation to today’s journalism, social development, political situation and cultural affairs happening all around the world.

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Fake News Is Bad NewsHoaxes, Half-truths and the Nature of Today's JournalismEdited by Ján Višňovský

Published: September 8th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87790

ISBN: 978-1-83962-422-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-421-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-423-0

Copyright year: 2021

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2574 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Introductory Chapter: Journalism Facing Both Pandemic and ‘Infodemic’

By Ján Višňovský and Jana Radošinská


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2. A Disinformation-Misinformation Ecology: The Case of Trump

By Thomas J. Froehlich


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3. Debunking as a Method of Uncovering Disinformation and Fake News

By Zuzana Kvetanová, Anna Kačincová Predmerská and Magdaléna Švecová


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4. Lightweight and Simplified Truth as a Kind of Distortion of Social-Everyday Reality

By Shestakova Eleonora


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5. Democracy, Freedom and Truth at a Time of Digital Disruption: An Equation with Three Unknowns?

By Elena Danescu


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6. Fake News as Aberration in Journalism Practice: Examining Truth and Facts as Basis of Fourth Estate of the Realm

By Sulaiman A. Osho


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7. Alternative News and Misinterpretations: Fake News and Its Spread in Nigeria

By Dumebi Otulugbu


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8. The Replication and Spread of Functional Food Messages: The Influence of Personalities on Internet Meme Behavior

By Jon-Chao Hong, Ming-Yueh Hwang and Kai-Hsin Tai


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9. The Potentials of Radio in Combating Misinformation about COVID-19 in Nigeria

By Philip Effiom Ephraim


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10. Disinformation as a Society-Wide Threat: Journalism and ‘Fakecracy’ in Venezuela

By Andrés Cañizález, León Hernández and Luisa Torrealba


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11. The Scramble for Cyberspace: Internet-Based Reporting of Genocide in the Southern Cameroon-Ambazonia Crisis

By Nanche Billa Robert


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12. Framing Xenophobia on Social Media: An Analysis of Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians Living in South Africa

By Emeka Umejei


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13. COVID-19 Infodemic and Indian Media: An Evaluative Study

By Kinshuk Pathak


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