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What is Disnormative Information?
What is Disnormative Information?

Author(s): Ari Haasio
Subject(s): Library and Information Science, Communication studies
Published by: Universitatea din Bucuresti, Colectivul de Stiinte ale Informarii si Documentarii
Keywords: disnormative information; information; knowledge; information seeking;

Summary/Abstract: This article examines the nature of the concepts of disnormative information and normative information. Information can also be viewed in relation to its accuracy, values, norms and attitudes prevailing in society. Not all our actions comply with the norms and values accepted by the society and some of the information can be against our values and norms or even against the legislation. This information is here defined as the disnormative information. Disnormative information is the opposite of normative information which is supporting the values, norms and legislation of our society given by authorities, scientists etc. Disnormative information is often distributed via internet and especially in discussion forums and other social media services. It promotes counterculture, it is based on experience, opinions and pseudoscience, not scientific results, and it does not support the generally accepted conventions of our society.

  • Issue Year: 23/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 9-16
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English