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Formulating Deformation: The Flows of Formless Information

  title={Formulating Deformation: The Flows of Formless Information},
  author={J. Scott Brennen},
  journal={International Journal of Communication},
  • J. Brennen
  • Published 24 August 2020
  • Computer Science
  • International Journal of Communication
If misinformation is information without truth, this article recognizes deformation as a set of processes through which information loses its organization. Deformation grants audiences and intermediaries the agency and the burden to refashion bits, pieces, and fragments of information into coherent and meaningful formulations. Though not necessarily problematic, deformation functions as a pervasive precondition of information disorder. After deductively deriving the concept of deformation, this… 
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