The Disinformation Age

  title={The Disinformation Age},
  • Published 6 October 2020
7 Citations
Skeptical Inertia in the Face of Polarization: News Consumption and Misinformation in Turkey
Focusing on Turkey, this article analyzes the role of polarization on news users’ perception of misinformation and mistrust in the news on social media. Turkey is one of the countries where citizens
The impact of social noise on social media and the original intended message: BLM as a case study
Results from topic modelling have shown the strong presence of misinformation and social noise, however, despite the effort to distort the original message of BLM, results from sentiment analysis show that users’ opinions of the BLM movement remained positive.
We love to hate George Soros: A cross-platform analysis of the Globalism conspiracy theory campaign in Brazil
The proliferation of conspiracy theories surrounding George Soros and the ‘Globalist invasion’ had been concentrated primarily in Eastern Europe, Russia and the United States. However, since Jair
Community Media in a Pandemic: Facilitating Local Communication, Collective Resilience and Transitions to Virtual Public Life in the U.S.
This article examines how US community media organisations anchored to public, educational and government (PEG) cable channels facilitated community resilience during the 2020 pandemic. We find
The Relational Public
  • P. Starr
  • Sociology
    Sociological Theory
  • 2021
This article sets out three ways of conceiving publics: (1) an organic conception, the public as the body politic; (2) an individualized conception, the public as an aggregate of individuals, grouped
The role of artificial intelligence in disinformation
Abstract Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are playing an overarching role in the disinformation phenomenon our world is currently facing. Such systems boost the problem not only by increasing