This book is motivated, to a large extent, by some recent troubling developments in public discourse, namely the developments in information and disinformation practices. From the beginning of history, various and diverse means or channels of communication have been used to inform, misinform (unintentionally) and disinform (deliberately). However, in recent decades, the emergence and development of new information and communications technologies (ICT), combined with the ever-increasing digitalisation and globalisation of almost every aspect of modern life, among others, have opened up new and uncharted avenues to that end. This book therefore focuses on disinformation practices occurring with the help of digital media as these practices bring to the fore profound negative ramifications for the functioning of a democratic polity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge - Antwerp – Chicago
Number of pages414
ISBN (Print)9781780689753
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 May 2020

Publication series

NameEuropean Integration and Democracy Series

    Research areas

  • information, disinformation, misinformation, fake news, post truth, democracy, rule of law, Rechtsstaat, digital media, nepnieuws, infox, truth, filter bubble, Lügenpresse, propaganda, freedom of expression, data protection, GDPR, populism, manipulation

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