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[Commlist] Call for expression of interest - Book chapters: Politics of Disinformation: The Influence of Fake News on Public Sphere
Sat Feb 29 09:45:55 GMT 2020
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Politics of Disinformation: The Influence of Fake News on Public Sphere
We warmly invite you to submit your book chapter abstract for
consideration for our book proposal.
Submission of expression of interest: 30th March 2020
ABOUT THE BOOK
The aim of this edited volume is to reflect on the concept of
disinformation and its multiple dimensions, as well as the strategies
and practices developed around them, particularly those linked to
political contexts and electoral processes.
The Oxford Dictionary declared post-truth word of the year in 2016,
highlighting a historical and political moment in which disinformation
strategies, fake news and lies are exponentially spread through social
networks: facilitating, among others, Trump’s rise to power and having
an impact also in Brexit debates (Jankowski, 2018). Since then, the role
of manipulative messages has increased (Baudrillard, 1981; Wardle, 2017)
– rising concern about their effects in political decisions,
particularly in times of crisis (Spence, Lachlan , Edwards, & Edwards,
The potential role of social networks in disseminating disinformation
(Woolley & Howard, 2016) grows in importance if we take into account
that they have become the main source of information (Shearer &
Gottfried, 2017), especially during electoral processes (Allcott &
Gentzkow, 2017). Considering that disinformation takes advantage of the
increasing polarization of public opinion (Lewandowsky, Ecker & Cook,
2017; Horta et al,. 2017), its pernicious effects on decision-making and
political debate demand a greater knowledge of the motivations behind
the dissemination of disinformation (Flynn, Nyhan & Reifler, 2017).
Theoretical approaches as well as international and comparative research
would be very welcome.
Topics of interest for the book may be related, but not limited, to the
-Genealogy of post-truth and its different expressions: misinformation,
disinformation, manipulation, fake-news, conspiracy theories, rumours,
- Origins and historical evolution of disinformation.
- Fact-checking and digital platforms for verifying public discourse:
Experiences and results.
- Effects of disinformation on democratic stability.
- Polarization and success of disinformation: perception and influence.
- Reception studies of fake-news.
- Disinformation in politics
-Active audiences and the fight against the spread of false news:
counter-narratives and different civic society initiatives.
- Bots and dissemination of fake news: who is behind the massive
dissemination of false or manipulative messages?
- Algorithmic transparency: The role of platforms such as Google,
Facebook and Twitter in the control of false news
- Regulation and self-control: viability of regulation.
- Actions on tacking disinformation around the world
- News transparency and fact-checkers in the newsrooms.
- Misinformation and human rights.
- Media literacy and misinformation.
- Trends, styles, and narratives of fake news.
- Dynamics of dissemination.
Guillermo López-García (Associate Professor in Journalism Studies
University of Valencia) Bio:
Bella Palomo (Full Professor in Journalism Studies. University of
Dolors Palau-Sampío (Associate Professor in Journalism Studies.
University of Valencia). Bio:
Eva Campos-Domínguez (Associate Professor in Journalism Studies.
University of Valladolid). Bio:
Pere Masip Masip (Associate Professor in Journalism Studies, Ramon Llull
University, Barcelona). Bio: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pere_Masip
CALL FOR CHAPTERS:
Interested authors should email abstracts of 500-700 words in the form
of a word-processed email to Guillermo Lopez ((guillermo.lopez /at/ uv.es)) or
Bella Palomo ((bellapalomo /at/ uma.es)) no later than 30th of March. Please
include the following details:.
· Proposed chapter title
· Author(s) and affiliation details
· Type of contribution (e.g., theoretical, conceptual, methodological,
· Keywords (maximum of 5)
If accepted, full contributions are expected to be a maximum of 5000
words including references.
The fact that an abstract is accepted does not guarantee publication of
the final manuscript, as all chapter still undergo a peer-review process.
Each contribution must be original and unpublished work, not submitted
for publication elsewhere.
The approximate timeline is as follows:
• Abstract submission deadline: 30 March 2020
• Chapter acceptance notification: 2 April 2020
• Full text submission deadline: 31 July 2020
• Target publication date: May 2021
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
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