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Political Communication in a Post-Truth Era

Media
Communication
Public Opinion
P331
Javier Sajuria
Queen Mary, University of London
Jonas Lefevere
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Friday 11:00 - 12:40 (24/08/2018)

Building: VMP 8 Floor: 2 Room: 205

Abstract

The “Fake News”-phenomenon raises larger concerns within political communication research: are information and factuality less valuable in times where citizens’ opinions seem based on ideology, preference, and emotion? Does this create dysfunctional relationships between media, politics and citizens? This panel invites papers studying political communication in a “post-truth” context. We are looking for submissions focusing issues of source credibility, detection and counteraction of misinformation, shifting patterns of political and media trust, or studying the consequences of fake news and misinformation. We welcome contributions both from theoretical and empirical perspectives. We also encourage interdisciplinary submissions, such as crossovers between political communication, text analysis, social network analysis, or other forms of computational social sciences.

Title Details
Televised Debates, Second Screens, Filter Bubbles: Evidence from German Lab and Survey Experiments View Paper Details
“You Are Fake News!” Mapping Delegitimizing Media Criticism by Political Actors View Paper Details
Discursive Strategy of Sputnik News: How the Russian News Website Promotes Anti-Establishment Sentiments? View Paper Details
Fuelling a Distrustful News Audience? The Effect of Facebook on Peoples’ Perceptions of News View Paper Details