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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
Title of host publicationDisinformation and Digital Media as a Challenge for Democracy
EditorsGeorgios Terzis, Dariusz Kloza, Elżbieta Kużelewska, Daniel Trottier, Ioulia Konstantinou
Place of PublicationCambridge - Antwerp – Chicago
PublisherIntersentia
Pagesxiii-xxxv
Number of pages23
Volume6
ISBN (Print)9781780689753
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameEuropean Integration and Democracy
PublisherIntersentia
Volume6

    Research areas

  • disinformation, misinformation, democracy, rule of law, Rechtsstaat, fundamental rights, digital media, fake news, post truth, falsehood, truth, social media, platform, filter bubble, fact checking, freedom of expression, privacy, personal data protection, pandemic, infodemic

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