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Pseudo-Information, Media, Publics, and the Failing Marketplace of Ideas: Theory

Kim, Jeong-Nam et De Zúñiga, Homero Gil

The explosive usage in recent years of the terms “fake news” and “posttruth” reflects worldwide frustration and concern about rampant social problems created by pseudo-information. Our digital networked society and newly emerging media platforms foster public misunderstanding of social affairs, which affects almost all aspects of individual life. The cost of lay citizens’ misunderstandings or crippled lay informatics can be high. Pseudo-information is responsible for deficient social systems and institutional malfunction. We thus ask questions and collect knowledge about the life of pseudo-information and the cognitive and communicative modus operandi of lay publics, as well as how to solve the problem of pseudo-information through understanding the changing media environment in this “truth-be-damned” era of information crisis.

Topic :  Malinformation  
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Edition :  American Behavioral Scientist (SAGE)  
Country :  United States 
Language  :  English 
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