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Fake News – Två ord, två betydelser: En statsvetenskaplig begreppsstudie på traditionella medieartiklar
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Fake News – Two words, two meanings : A political science concept study on traditional media articles (English)
Abstract [en]

A form of political disinformation that had a prominent place in journalism during the US presidential election in 2016 was called fake news. There were, however, uncertainties what could be called fake news. The purpose of this study was to explore qualitatively how mainstream media described the word fake news. The data collection approach was inductive. Data were collected primarily by searching the electronic media databases. The qualitative analysis of 212 articles resulted in two overarching themes which outlines how the concept of fake news has been described in meanstream media. The results of the analysis resulted in the two themes: fabricated lie and distorted truth. The main conclusion is that it circulates two different meanings for the concept of fake news. These definitions of fake news have different meanings, areas of action, actors behind och motives.

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2018. , p. 86
Keywords [sv]
Fake news, post-sanning, desinformation, vinklad journalistik, demokrati, begreppsstudie, porträttera, falsk information
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68384OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-68384DiVA, id: diva2:1230566
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Political Science
Educational program
Spatial and Social Planning programme (180 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2018-08-01 Created: 2018-07-03 Last updated: 2018-08-01Bibliographically approved

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