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Disinformation and so-called fake news are contemporary phenomena with rich histories. Disinformation, or the willful introduction of false information for the purposes of causing harm, recalls infamous foreign interference operations in national media systems. Outcries over fake news, or dubious stories with the trappings of news, have coincided with the introduction of new media technologies that disrupt the publication, distribution and consumption of news -- from the so-called rumour-mongering broadsheets centuries ago to the blogosphere recently. Designating a news organization as fake, or der Lügenpresse, has a darker history, associated with authoritarian regimes or populist bombast diminishing the reputation of 'elite media' and the value of inconvenient truths. In a series of empirical studies, using digital methods and data journalism, the authors inquire into the extent to which social media have enabled the penetration of foreign disinformation operations, the widespread publication and spread of dubious content as well as extreme commentators with considerable followings attacking mainstream media as fake.

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  1. Title, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. List of Figures and Tables
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  1. 1. The politics of social media manipulation
  2. Richard Rogers and Sabine Niederer
  3. pp. 19-70
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  1. 2. Political news on Facebook during the 2019 Dutch elections
  2. Stijn Peeters and Richard Rogers
  3. pp. 71-96
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  1. 3. Political news in search engines: Exploring Google's susceptibility to hyperpartisan sources during the Dutch elections
  2. Guillén Torres and Richard Rogers
  3. pp. 97-122
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  1. 4. The circulation of political news on Twitter during the Dutch elections
  2. Sabine Niederer and Maarten Groen
  3. pp. 123-146
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  1. 5. Dutch political Instagram: Junk news, follower ecologies and artificial amplification
  2. Gabriele Colombo and Carlo De Gaetano
  3. pp. 147-168
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  1. 6. Dutch junk news on Reddit and 4chan/pol
  2. Sal Hagen and Emilija Jokubauskaitė
  3. pp. 169-216
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  1. 7. Fake news and the Dutch YouTube political debate space
  2. Marc Tuters
  3. pp. 217-238
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  1. 8. Conclusions: Mainstream under fire
  2. Richard Rogers and Sabine Niederer
  3. pp. 239-252
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  1. 9. Epilogue: After the tweet storm
  2. Richard Rogers and Sal Hagen
  3. pp. 253-256
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  1. References
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  1. Index
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ISBN
9789048551675
MARC Record
OCLC
1226062331
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2021-03-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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