Journal article

Disinformation society, communication and cosmopolitan democracy

Journal
Mass media News media Journalism Fake news
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This paper argues that ‘fake news’ is endemic to ‘information society’ as a whole, not just the internet or news media. It is part of daily experience, generated by established patterns of communication, social group categorisation, framing, and patterns of power. These disruptions are intensified though interacting with the dynamics of information capitalism, which values strategic effectiveness more than accuracy. Assuming democratic cosmopolitan society must have good communication, this paper explores the factors which produce obstacles to such communicative processes, as the patterns which support bad communication and disinformation must be understood before they can be dealt with.

Publication Details
Volume:
9
License type:
CC BY
Issue:
2
Pagination:
1-24