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Fake news

Author(s): Marek Hendrykowski
Subject(s): Media studies, Theory of Communication, Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Sociology of Culture, Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: communication; fictitious news; fake news; factoid; media studies; false; truth; Information; fabricated news; persuasion; manipulation; propaganda;

Summary/Abstract: Marek Hendrykowskis analytical study concentrates on deep semantic structure and the social context of the news fabricated by media. Fake news is considered a functional expression of various prejudices, biases, stereotypes and emotions circulating in the common consciousness of contemporary society. When peoples emotions are intense, the impact of fictitious news is stronger and rational knowledge transmission is poorly explored. The critical reactions of an individual viewer are seen as being particularly important to anticipatory regulation. The functional definition of “fake news” presented by the author provides a useful framework for organizing observations and interdisciplinary studies on this phenomenon.

  • Issue Year: 18/2016
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 304-316
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish