THE PERCEIVED ACCURACY OF FAKE NEWS: MECHANISMS FACILITATING THE SPREAD OF ALTERNATIVE TRUTHS, THE CRISIS OF INFORMATIONAL OBJECTIVITY, AND THE DECLINE OF TRUST IN JOURNALISTIC NARRATIVES Cover Image
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THE PERCEIVED ACCURACY OF FAKE NEWS: MECHANISMS FACILITATING THE SPREAD OF ALTERNATIVE TRUTHS, THE CRISIS OF INFORMATIONAL OBJECTIVITY, AND THE DECLINE OF TRUST IN JOURNALISTIC NARRATIVES
THE PERCEIVED ACCURACY OF FAKE NEWS: MECHANISMS FACILITATING THE SPREAD OF ALTERNATIVE TRUTHS, THE CRISIS OF INFORMATIONAL OBJECTIVITY, AND THE DECLINE OF TRUST IN JOURNALISTIC NARRATIVES

Author(s): GIULIA MASSEY, Jana Klieštiková, Mária Kováčová, Victor V. Dengov
Subject(s): Media studies, Social Theory
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: perceived accuracy; fake news; informational objectivity; trust; journalism;

Summary/Abstract: We inspect the relevant literature on the perceived accuracy of fake news, providing both quantitative evidence on trends and numerous in-depth empirical examples. Using data from Alexa, Edelman, eMarketer, Gallup, Pew Research Center, SNCR, Statista, and Visual Capitalist, we performed analyses and made estimates regarding distribution of traffic sources for fake news in the U.S.A., sources that should take the lead in solving the problem of fake news ads according to U.S. marketers, perceived frequency of online news websites reporting fake news stories in the U.S.A., and extent to which users trust in journalism or platforms for general news and information.

  • Issue Year: 10/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 37-43
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English