Politics of Disinformation: the Influence of Fake News on Public Sphere. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.

Bibliographic reference

López-García, Guillermo; Palau-Sampio, Dolors; Palomo, Bella; Campos-Dominguez, Eva; Masip, Pere (eds.) (2021). Politics of Disinformation: the Influence of Fake News on Public Sphere. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 13: 9781119743231


Discover a comprehensive exploration of the underlying theories of disinformation, and their impact, from leading voices in the field Politics of Disinformation delivers a thorough discussion of the overwhelming problem of modern fake news in the political arena. The book reviews fundamental theoretical concepts of disinformation and analyzes the impact of new techniques of misinformation and the dissemination of false information in the public space. The distinguished authors rely on case studies throughout the text to illustrate the effect of disinformation in places all around the world; including, but not limited to Europe, the Middle East, and South America. The chapters include examination of topics such as the rise of populism, the increasing political impact of social networks and the use of fact checking to combat fake news and echo chambers. Comparative analyses of how disinformation affects conservatives and liberals, and women and men, are also conducted. A final case study examines all of these factors as they relate to the recent Spanish election of 2019 and how they affected the results.

This book also includes: A thorough introduction to the politics of disinformation and the relationship between disinformation and populism An exploration of the democratic implications of networked persona construction and the likely reaction to disinformation by future journalists Discussions of the third person effect and fake news in Spain, as well as perceptions, views, and definitions of fake news among Israeli conservatives and liberals A treatment of disinformation in campaigns in France, Brazil, and Spain Perfect for use as a reference book for students and scholars of political communication and political science, Politics of Disinformation will also earn a place in the libraries of practicing journalists and students of journalism and media studies, as well as those studying or working in communications.


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Contributions of our group members:

Spanish Politicians Dealing with Fake News in the April 2019 General Election by Germán Llorca-Abad, Guillermo López-García, and Lorena Cano-Orón from University of Valencia, Spain. Available here

Checking Verifications: Focus and Scope of Collaborative Projects to Monitor Election Campaigns in France, Brazil, and Spain by Dolors Palau-Sampio and Adolfo Carratalá from University of Valencia, Spain. Available here

Robot Strategies for Combating Disinformation in Election Campaigns: A Fact-checking Response from Parties and Organizations by Eva Campos-Domínguez, Cristina Renedo Farpón, Dafne Calvo, and María Díez-Garrido from University of Valladolid, Spain. Available here

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