The Spread of Disinformation in the Media

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Clarence B. Suhr (Editor)

Series: Media and Communications – Technologies, Policies and Challenges
BISAC: SOC052000

Disinformation is shared with the deliberate intent to deceive. Disinformation represents an intentional effort to shape or distort public perception. Chapter 1 reports on media outlets, such as cable news, broadcast news, and radio, and the role they play in disseminating disinformation and fomenting extremism. The spread of disinformation on social media and the deadly and dangerous effect it is having on our nation and on our democracy is reviewed in Chapter 2.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Chapter 2. Social Media: Misinformation and Content Moderation Issues for Congress
Jason A. Gallo and Clare Y. Cho

Index