Complexity Digital Media and Post Truth Politics

Complexity  Digital Media and Post Truth Politics

This chapter is dedicated to the self-differentiation of technology—it reviews what is already known about the assembling logics of digital media systems. At least, that is the aim, to the extent that it is possible to isolate any ...

Author: Philip Pond

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030445379

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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This book analyses the relationship between digital media systems and post truth politics. It demonstrates that the complexity of modern systems is an existential challenge for our ability to understand and research these issues. A new theory is proposed for studying complexity, explaining how system interactionism differs from established ideas, including assemblage and actor network theories. After considering the social system of Niklas Luhmann, the author proposes an interactionist methodology better equipped to deal with system complexity. A description of the logical operations of the digital and political systems is provided, establishing precedents for an analysis of the role of hypertext in shaping the emergent digital-politics. The book demonstrates how the principles of system interactionism can guide digital media research into polarisation and political language.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Media and the Making of Network Temporality

Digital Media and the Making of Network Temporality

Pond, P. (2020a) Complexity, Digital Media and Post Truth Politics: A Theory of Interactive Systems. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. Pond, P. (2020b) An event-based model for studying network time empirically in digital media systems.

Author: Philip Pond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000411928

Category: Science

Page: 138

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This book presents an exciting new theory of time for a world built on hyper-fast digital media networks. Computers have changed the human social experience enormously. We’re becoming familiar with many of the macro changes, but we rarely consider the complex, underlying mechanics of how a technology interacts with our social, political and economic worlds. And we cannot explain how the mechanics of a technology are being translated into social influence unless we understand the role of time in that process. Offering an original reconsideration of temporality, Philip Pond explains how super-powerful computers and global webs of connection have remade time through speed. The book introduces key developments in network time theory and explains their importance, before presenting a new model of time which seeks to reconcile the traditionally separate subjective and objective approaches to time theory and measurement.
Categories: Science

Media Accountability in the Era of Post Truth Politics

Media Accountability in the Era of Post Truth Politics

106) This is a point that parallels work on media accountability; namely, in the current environment for public communication, trust in media has an important commercial value (Fengler et al. 2014a; Painter-Morland and Deslandes 2017).

Author: Tobias Eberwein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351115766

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Bringing together both leading international scholars and emerging academic talent, Media Accountability in the Era of Post-Truth Politics maps the current state of media accountability in Europe and provides fresh perspectives for future developments in media and communication fields. As the integrity of the international media landscape is challenged by far-reaching transformations and the rise of “fake news,” the need for a functional system of media regulation is greater than ever. This book addresses the pressing need to re-evaluate and redefine the notion of accountability in the fast-changing field of journalism and “information provision.” Using comparative research and empirical data, the book’s case studies address the notion of media accountability from various perspectives, considering political and societal change, economic, organisational and technological factors, and the changing role of media audiences. By collecting and juxtaposing these studies, the book provides a new discussion for the old question of how we can safeguard free and responsible media in Europe – a question that seems more urgent than ever. Media Accountability in the Era of Post-Truth Politics is an essential read for students and researchers in journalism, media and communication studies.
Categories: Social Science

Social Media and the Post Truth World Order

Social Media and the Post Truth World Order

American officials, politicians, journalists and academics are beginning to appreciate the scope and the complexity of the propaganda apparatus that Russian has been developing since 2011–2012, first for domestic purposes and then to ...

Author: Gabriele Cosentino

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030430054

Category: Political Science

Page: 147

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This book discusses post-truth not merely as a Western issue, but as a problematic political and cultural condition with global ramifications. By locating the roots of the phenomenon in the trust crisis suffered by liberal democracy and its institutions, the book argues that post-truth serves as a space for ideological conflicts and geopolitical power struggles that are reshaping the world order. The era of post-truth politics is thus here to stay, and its reach is increasingly global: Russian trolls organizing events on social media attended by thousands of unaware American citizens; Turkish pro-government activists amplifying on Twitter conspiracy theories concocted via Internet imageboards by online subcultures in the United States; American and European social media users spreading fictional political narratives in support of the Syrian regime; and Facebook offering a platform for a harassment campaign by Buddhist ultra-nationalists in Myanmar that led to the killing of thousands of Muslims. These are just some of the examples that demonstrate the dangerous effects of the Internet-driven global diffusion of disinformation and misinformation. Grounded on a theoretical framework yet written in an engaging and accessible way, this timely book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, policymakers and citizens concerned with the impact of social media on politics.
Categories: Political Science

Politics of Disinformation

Politics of Disinformation

During the second decade of this millennium, the discourse of post-truth established and quickly started affecting the ... the changing status of legacy media, new practices of media audiences, the growth of social media platforms and ...

Author: Guillermo Lopez-Garcia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119743316

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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POLITICS OF DISINFORMATION Discover a comprehensive exploration of the underlying theories of disinformation, and their impact, from leading voices in the field Politics of Disinformation delivers a thorough discussion of the overwhelming problem of modern fake news in the political arena. The book reviews fundamental theoretical concepts of disinformation and analyzes the impact of new techniques of misinformation and the dissemination of false information in the public space. A group of distinguished authors provide case studies throughout the text to illustrate the effect of disinformation all around the world; including, but not limited to Europe, the Middle East, and South America. The chapters include examination of topics such as the rise of populism, the increasing political influence of social networks, the use of fact checking to combat fake news and echo chambers, and comparative analyses of how disinformation affects conservatives and liberals. A final case study examines all of these factors as they relate to the recent Spanish election of 2019 and how they affected the results. This book also includes: A thorough introduction to the politics of disinformation and the relationship between disinformation and populism An exploration of the democratic implications of networked persona construction and the likely reaction to disinformation by future journalists Discussions of the third person effect and fake news in Spain, as well as perceptions, views, and definitions of fake news among Israeli conservatives and liberals A treatment of disinformation in campaigns in France, Brazil, and Spain Perfect for use as a reference book for students and scholars of political communication and political science, Politics of Disinformation will also earn a place in the libraries of practicing journalists and students of journalism and media studies, as well as those studying or working in communications.
Categories: Political Science

Post Truth Fake News and Democracy

Post Truth  Fake News and Democracy

... solutions to post-truth 138–9 depoliticized discourse 48–9 Derrida, J. 15, 18, 21 digital capitalism 77–8 digital media see social media Disagreement: Politics and Philosophy (Rancière) 121 discourse 18–20; beyond language 18–21; ...

Author: Johan Farkas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000507287

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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Western societies are under siege, as fake news, post-truth and alternative facts are undermining the very core of democracy. This dystopian narrative is currently circulated by intellectuals, journalists and policy makers worldwide. In this book, Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou deliver a comprehensive study of post-truth discourses. They critically map the normative ideas contained in these and present a forceful call for deepening democracy. The dominant narrative of our time is that democracy is in a state of emergency caused by social media, changes to journalism and misinformed masses. This crisis needs to be resolved by reinstating truth at the heart of democracy, even if this means curtailing civic participation and popular sovereignty. Engaging with critical political philosophy, Farkas and Schou argue that these solutions neglect the fact that democracy has never been about truth alone: it is equally about the voice of the democratic people. Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy delivers a sobering diagnosis of our times. It maps contemporary discourses on truth and democracy, foregrounds their normative foundations and connects these to historical changes within liberal democracies. The book will be of interest to students and scholars studying the current state and future of democracy, as well as to a politically informed readership.
Categories: Political Science

Media Technology and Education in a Post Truth Society

Media  Technology and Education in a Post Truth Society

We foresee three high-level issues which may arise, all, in one sense or another, social. ... which is that managing one's own data may be a burden and, particularly given the complexity of digital privacy, quite confusing to manage.

Author: Alex Grech

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800439061

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores the impact of media, emerging technologies, and education on the resilience of the so-called post-truth society.
Categories: Social Science

A Sleepwalker s Guide to Social Media

A Sleepwalker s Guide to Social Media

In this purported post-truth era, the processes by which we make judgements and decide are, it would seem, ... the calculated clouding of political concepts, spreading of Trumpian Big Lies, and downright faking of digital news content.

Author: Tony D. Sampson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509537426

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Positing online users as 'sleepwalkers', Tony Sampson offers an original and compelling approach for understanding how social media platforms produce subjectivities. Drawing on a wide range of theorists, including A.N. Whitehead and Gabriel Tarde, he provides tools to track his sleepwalker through the 'dark refrain of social media': a refrain that spreads through viral platform architectures with a staccato-like repetition of shock events, rumours, conspiracy, misinformation, big lies, search engine weaponization, data voids, populist strongmen, immune system failures, and far-right hate speech. Sampson's sleepwalker is not a pre-programmed smartphone junkie, but a conceptual personae intended to dodge capture by data doubles and lookalikes. Sleepwalkers are neither asleep nor wide awake; they are a liminal experimentation in collective mimicry and self-other relationality. Their purpose is to stir up a new kind of community that emerges from the potentialities of revolutionary contagion. At a time in which social media is influencing more people than ever, A Sleepwalker's Guide to Social Media is an important reference for students and scholars of media theory, digital media and social media.
Categories: Social Science

Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post Truth America

Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post Truth America

ways in which digital arguments bring nuance and complexity to these questions, we know that sometimes arguments are not created through fully formed blog posts, academic essays, infographics, videos, or other forms of digital writing.

Author: Christian Z. Goering

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004365360

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post-Truth America confronts the reasons that so many Americans were susceptible to widespread media misinformation campaigns leading up to and during the 2016 Presidential Election.
Categories: Education

Navigating Fake News Alternative Facts and Misinformation in a Post Truth World

Navigating Fake News  Alternative Facts  and Misinformation in a Post Truth World

Due to the complexity of dealing with this social problem, it has also become essential to invest in educational processes and in the development of ... declarative digital traces, news and semiotics in the context of post-truth.

Author: Dalkir, Kimiz

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799825456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 375

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In the current day and age, objective facts have less influence on opinions and decisions than personal emotions and beliefs. Many individuals rely on their social networks to gather information thanks to social media’s ability to share information rapidly and over a much greater geographic range. However, this creates an overall false balance as people tend to seek out information that is compatible with their existing views and values. They deliberately seek out “facts” and data that specifically support their conclusions and classify any information that contradicts their beliefs as “false news.” Navigating Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Misinformation in a Post-Truth World is a collection of innovative research on human and automated methods to deter the spread of misinformation online, such as legal or policy changes, information literacy workshops, and algorithms that can detect fake news dissemination patterns in social media. While highlighting topics including source credibility, share culture, and media literacy, this book is ideally designed for social media managers, technology and software developers, IT specialists, educators, columnists, writers, editors, journalists, broadcasters, newscasters, researchers, policymakers, and students.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines