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Media, Manipulation, and disinformation online

MARWICK Alice, LEWIS Rebecca
01/01/2015

The media’s dependence on social media, analytics and metrics, sensationalism, novelty over newsworthiness, and clickbait makes them vulnerable to media manipulation. Internet subcultures take advantage of the current media ecosystem to manipulate news frames, set agendas, and propagate ideas. Far-right groups have developed techniques of “attention hacking” to increase the visibility of their ideas through the strategic use of social media, memes, and bots—as well as by targeting journalists, bloggers, and influencers to help spread content.

Topic :  Disinformation  
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Edition :  Data&Society  
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Country :  United States 
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Language  :  English 
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