Jair Bolsonaro was elected Brazilian president in 2018 amid accusations of benefiting from na “industry of lies” (Phillips 2018) fired from on WhatsApp group. As a farright politician with no TV airtime, he credited his victory to social media (Andrade and Maia 2018), earning him the moniker “the Trump of the tropics” (BBC 2018). Bolsonaro’s campaing demonstrates parallels not only with Trump’s communication strategy but also with other rigth-wing leaders, such as Duderte (Phillippines), Modi (Índia), and Erdogan (Turkey).
Livro: 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.
Como citar: Santini, R. M., Tucci, G., Salles, D., & de Almeida, A. R. D. (2021). Do You Believe in Fake After All?. Politics of Disinformation, 51.