Media, disinformation, and populism

Problems and responses

Authored by: Howard Tumber , Silvio Waisbord

The Routledge Companion to Media Disinformation and Populism

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

Print ISBN: 9780367435769
eBook ISBN: 9781003004431
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003004431-2

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Abstract

Current research and debates in media, disinformation, and populism are issues central to contemporary societies and polities as well as to multidisciplinary research agendas. Media, disinformation, and populism have attracted a great deal of attention in past years. The reasons are self-evident. The digital revolution has upended old media orders, technologies, industries, access, distribution, and uses. New and sophisticated forms of disinformation flooded the global public sphere with falsehood at the same time that populist politics gained citizens’ support worldwide. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has only added to the plethora of misinformation and disinformation bombarding the public with conspiracy theories, falsehoods, and rumours propagating by the day.

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