Essays about: "Fake News"

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  1. 1. The Audience as Investigator

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/JMG - Inst f journalistik och masskomm

    Author : Nina Mueller; [2021-08-19]
    Keywords : democratisation; content; open-source journalism; open-source spaces;

    Abstract : Journalism, a discipline traditionally formed by a variety of disruptions, currently faces a disruption with global dimension: The digitalisation represents a democratisation of content, which allows various kinds of new actors to ent e r the journalistic stage. Thus, the internet heralded an era of fake news and post truth, which left journalism almost voiceless. READ MORE

  2. 2. When fake news make the news. A study of journalistic boundaries.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation

    Author : Anton Fridolfsson; [2021-07-27]
    Keywords : Fake news; post-truth; professional boundaries; boundary work; journalistic paradigm; propaganda; misleading information;

    Abstract : This thesis takes a spearheaded look at a modern, much-talked about concept of misleading information known as ”fake news”, and how traditional journalists have handled its emergence with regards to their professional boundaries. Built on the premise that who and what is to be considered journalism is a constant battle continuously fought between professional journalists and actors trying to lay claim to their professional territory, through the use of qualitative ethnographic content analysis of 88 journalistic texts, the study’s aim is to take initiative in academic concept development of how to define fake news, and explore in what ways traditional journalists have defended their professional boundaries, in light of the threat provided by the increasing prevalence of misleading content in the information ecosystem, as well as by an anti-establishment, critical of-traditonal-media post-truth culture. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Tailors, Merchants, and Consumers of Misinformation. Unearthing the Patterns of Misinformation in Bangladesh.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation

    Author : Mohammad Mafizul Islam; [2021-07-27]
    Keywords : Misinformation; Disinformation; Fake News; Fact Check; Bangladesh;

    Abstract : Misinformation has always existed, though research suggests that their prevalence has increased in recent years in different forms (post-truth and alternative facts, for instance). Experts claim that it is now a global phenomenon regardless of their financial condition or advanced technology. READ MORE

  4. 4. All Negative on the Western Front: Analyzing the Sentiment of the Russian News Coverage of Sweden with Generic and Domain-Specific Multinomial Naive Bayes and Support Vector Machines Classifiers

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : David Michel; [2021]
    Keywords : sentiment analysis; news sentiment; text classification; cross-domain sentiment classification; domain specificity; domain-transfer problem; transfer learning; knowledge transfer; support vector machines; SVM; multinomial naive Bayes; Sweden; Aurora 17; Russia; Russian news; RT; Sputnik; cyberwarfare; influence campaign; disinformation; fake news; propaganda;

    Abstract : This thesis explores to what extent Multinomial Naive Bayes (MNB) and Support Vector Machines (SVM) classifiers can be used to determine the polarity of news, specifically the news coverage of Sweden by the Russian state-funded news outlets RT and Sputnik. Three experiments are conducted. READ MORE

  5. 5. Rethinking Source Criticism -Towards the development of an analytical model for evaluation of sources in times of massinformation and fake news

    University essay from Örebro universitet/Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap

    Author : Daniel Hernández Guerrero; [2021]
    Keywords : Democracy; didactics; social studies; civics; digitalisation; social media; news; fake news; critical source criticism; evaluation of sources; source criticism; critical thinking; journalism; pluralism; multiperspectivity; critical literacy; narratives; history; historical consciousness; political awareness; källkritik; crítica de fuentes;

    Abstract : This thesis discusses source criticism from a critical perspective which encompasses its challenges, demands and possibilities for teaching practice. The questions guiding the core of this research are the following:1) What differentiates people’s activities in the process of evaluating sources? 2) What characterizes an effective practice in critical evaluation of sources? 3) Which criteria, factors and strategies might be important to consider in order to have a successful source critical methodology that promotes the improvement of critical thinking when analysing information and news?The studied materials include data from one survey and 54 semi-structured interviews. READ MORE