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Communication and Dissent: Competing Voices in a Post-Truth World
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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to analyse the perceptions, social discourses and practices regarding the verification processes of the information consumed in the context of the information disorder that societies are experiencing. To do this, we created seven discussion groups structured around the variables age, position in the social structure and political ideology. We found that (1) there is a shared perception about how disinformation compromises one of the basic pillars of democracy; (2) this perception contradicts the few practices used to verify the information consumed; (3) macro-structural changes that generate a climate of less polarization, more critical education and regulation of information practices are put forward as solutions to disinformation and the circulation of false information.

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This study was supported by the:
  • Ecology of disinformation: The construction of fake news and its impact on the public space (Award AICO2020/224)
  • Disinformation flows, polarization and crisis of media intermediation (Disflows) (Award PID2020-113574RB-I00)
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