Shades of Fake News: Manifestation, Effects and Ways to Combat False Information

  • Alexandru Cristian Dumitrache National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

Abstract

In a continually changing global political environment, fake news has become a widely debated topic by both researchers and ordinary people. Despite the relevance and the diversity of approaches, few studies have focused on the typology of fake news in specialised scientific literature, while proper assessment methods and detection techniques are not well-established yet. This paper addresses the complex concept of fake news, presenting its significance and highlighting its different types, from propaganda to news satire; the moderators of the fake news effects and the ways to counter disinformation. This exploratory study reveals that solutions to combat the phenomenon exist, but they focus more on effects rather than on causes, leaving space open for further research.

Published
2019-07-01
How to Cite
Dumitrache, A. (2019). Shades of Fake News: Manifestation, Effects and Ways to Combat False Information. Romanian Journal Of Communication And Public Relations, 21(2), 41-57. doi:10.21018/rjcpr.2019.2.276
Section
Varia