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The Routledge Companion to Media Disinformation and Populism

Edited by: Howard Tumber , Silvio Waisbord

Print publication date:  March  2021
Online publication date:  March  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367435769
eBook ISBN: 9781003004431
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003004431
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This companion brings together a diverse set of concepts used to analyse dimensions of media disinformation and populism globally.

The Routledge Companion to Media Disinformation and Populism explores how recent transformations in the architecture of public communication and particular attributes of the digital media ecology are conducive to the kind of polarised, anti-rational, post-fact, post-truth communication championed by populism. It is both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, consisting of contributions from both leading and emerging scholars analysing aspects of misinformation, disinformation, and populism across countries, political systems, and media systems. A global, comparative approach to the study of misinformation and populism is important in identifying common elements and characteristics, and these individual chapters cover a wide range of topics and themes, including fake news, mediatisation, propaganda, alternative media, immigration, science, and law-making, to name a few.

This companion is a key resource for academics, researchers, and policymakers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of political communication, journalism, law, sociology, cultural studies, international politics and international relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Media, disinformation, and populism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  What do we mean by populism? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Misinformation and disinformation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Rethinking mediatisation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Media systems and misinformation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Rewired propaganda Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hate propaganda Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Filter bubbles and digital echo chambers  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Disputes over or against reality? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Fake news Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The evolution of computational propaganda Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Polarisation and misinformation Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Data journalism and misinformation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Media and the ‘alt-right’ Download PDF
Chapter  15:  ‘Listen to your gut’ Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Alternative online political media Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Online harassment of journalists as a consequence of populism, mis/disinformation, and impunity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Lessons from an extraordinary year Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Right-wing populism, visual disinformation, and Brexit Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Misogyny and the politics of misinformation Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Anti-immigration disinformation Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Science and the politics of misinformation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Government disinformation in war and conflict Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Military disinformation Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Extreme right and mis/disinformation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Information disorder practices in/by contemporary Russia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Protest, activism, and false information Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Conspiracy theories Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Corrupted infrastructures of meaning Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Consumption of misinformation and disinformation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Populism in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Populism and misinformation from the American Revolution to the twenty-first-century United States Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Populism, media, and misinformation in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Perceived mis- and disinformation in a post-factual information setting Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The role of social media in the rise of right-wing populism in Finland Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Social media manipulation in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Populist rhetoric and media misinformation in the 2016 UK Brexit referendum Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Media policy failures and the emergence of right-wing populism Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Disentangling polarisation and civic empowerment in the digital age Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Legal and regulatory responses to misinformation and populism Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Global responses to misinformation and populism Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Singapore’s fake news law Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Debunking misinformation Download PDF
Chapter  44:  News literacy and misinformation Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Media and information literacies as a response to misinformation and populism Download PDF
Chapter  46:  People-powered correction Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Countering hate speech Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Constructing digital counter-narratives as a response to disinformation and populism Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Journalistic responses to misinformation Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Responses to mis/disinformation Download PDF
Chapter  51:  The effect of corrections and corrected misinformation Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Building connective democracy Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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