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Why resilience to online disinformation varies between countries

Humprecht, Edda (2020) Why resilience to online disinformation varies between countries. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Mar 2020). Blog Entry.

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There are widespread concerns about so-called ‘fake news’ and its impact on citizens and democracy. The current crisis caused by the corona pandemic demonstrates how quickly disinformation can spread. Edda Humprecht argues that differing media environments, including levels of political polarisation and economic incentives to produce fake news, create varying levels of susceptibility to disinformation, with the US uniquely vulnerable. Any policy responses to increase resilience to online disinformation need to take these structural differences into account.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 17:45
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:49

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