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ФАЛШИВИТЕ НОВИНИ – МАНИПУЛАЦИИ И МИСТИФИКАЦИИ В КОНТЕКСТА НА ПРЕЗИДЕНТСКИТЕ ИЗБОРИ В САЩ (НОЕМВРИ 2016 Г.)
Fake News: Manipulations and Mystifications in the Context of the American Presidential Elections of November 2016

Author(s): Svetlana Stankova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Media studies, Politics and communication, Cognitive Psychology, Behaviorism, Sociology of Culture, Socio-Economic Research, Geopolitics
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: fake news; manipulations; mystification; propaganda; social media; presidential election campaign

Summary/Abstract: The article is focused on the mystifications and manipulations spread by fake news in the social networks during the 2016 presidential election campaign in the USA. The main hypothesis concerns the influence these might have had on the outcome of the vote in favor of Donald Trump. The author also considers the background history of the distortion of truth for purposes of political benefits in the context of the technological development of media. The methods used in the argumentation of the article include discourse analysis, and rhetorical and interpretative analysis. The data used in the article are from a study conducted in 2017 by Stanford University and the independent digital media company BuzzFeed News.

  • Issue Year: XXVI/2017
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 61-68
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English, Bulgarian