Social Media as a Tool for Misinformation and Disinformation Management

https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS1.1435

Authors

  • Ibegbulem Obioma Hilary Department of Business Administration and Marketing, Faculty of Social Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
  • Olannye-Okonofua Dumebi Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Social Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Keywords:

disinformation, fake news, misinformation, social media

Abstract

In recent years, the subject of fake news, as well as its consequences, has gained a lot of attention. Even though fake news is not a new occurrence, technological advancements have created an ideal atmosphere for it to spread quickly. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube provide fertile ground for the creation and dissemination of misinformation and disinformation. As a result, it is critical to research how social media works, how fake news is created and distributed through social media, and what role users play. The study examines social media as a tool for misinformation and disinformation. Been qualitative, the paper relies on secondary data such as published materials and personal observations to make deductions and inferences about the use of social media for fake news. This study examines misinformation and disinformation as a kind of fake news, as well as the many sorts of misinformation that may be found on social media. It adds to the idea of fake news by addressing the problem of users' interactions with news and cooperation in the information age. To add credibility to the study, the idea of misinformation and disinformation was investigated.

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Published

2021-08-24

How to Cite

Hilary, I. O., & Dumebi, O.-O. (2021). Social Media as a Tool for Misinformation and Disinformation Management. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S1), 496-505. https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS1.1435

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