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Pandemic Populism: Facebook Pages of Alternative News Media and the Corona Crisis - A Computational Content Analysis

@article{Boberg2020PandemicPF,
  title={Pandemic Populism: Facebook Pages of Alternative News Media and the Corona Crisis - A Computational Content Analysis},
  author={Svenja Boberg and Thorsten Quandt and Tim Schatto-Eckrodt and Lena Frischlich},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2004.02566}
}
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only had severe political, economic, and societal effects, it has also affected media and communication systems in unprecedented ways. While traditional journalistic media has tried to adapt to the rapidly evolving situation, alternative news media on the Internet have given the events their own ideological spin. Such voices have been criticized for furthering societal confusion and spreading potentially dangerous "fake news" or conspiracy theories via social media… 

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