Fake news seems to rule the world. Since the 2016 election campaign of Donald Trump, the debate on fake news hasn't stopped. Even more, the term fake news has become an empty signifier acquiring new meaning depending on who uses the concept.
Deep fakes are a rapidly evolving technology that can easily fool not just our human senses, but also the software created to counter them. This paper explores their potential social, cultural and political implications.
How do the Rohingya genocide deniers use Facebook to spread their narratives and what kind of arguments do they use to support their claims?
A breaking-news event like Hurricane Dorian can stir up public debate on political and social issues through its media coverage. In this case study, we examine how both mainstream and "new" media played a role in shaping such debates around Dorian.
Brazilian presidential election of 2018 became internationally known by the extreme rise of fake news. In this context, traditional media reappears as a counter-force for the fast spreads of false information.
GoDaddy’s decision to pull support for GAB is again used as 'proof' for the powerful political myth that the left censors right wing voices
Dr. Philip Seargeant and Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou talk about their work, fake news, the filter bubble, Stories and the sharing and showing of the self.
Dr. Piia Varis (Tilburg University) is in the early stages of doing research into conspiracy theories, the dissemination of knowledge and the formation of online groups. Diggit Magazine had a video-interview with her.
Conspiracy theorising online is not only an interesting object of research in itself, says Piia Varis (Tilburg University) but as a phenomenon it also seems fruitful ground for understanding present-day media, culture, and politics more generally.
In February 2018, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused by the British tabloids of having been a Soviet spy. The media debate following these allegations offer us a glimpse the structure of a new media environment and the making of fake news.