Title

News, Fake News, and Critical Authority

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Communications in Computer and Information Science

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Abstract

© 2018, Springer International Publishing AG. The purpose of this proposed work is to present a theoretically and methodologically sound grounding for the critical apprehension of what constitutes authoritative news and news sources. The presentation will demonstrate clearly that there are variations in reports of news: intentionally objective news items (“intentionally” in that there is a deliberate attempt at objective reporting), unintentional error in news items (“unintentionally” mistaken), and intentionally false news items (“intentionally” in that there is a deliberate effort to deceive readers). The proposed work will focus on the first and third of the possibilities. Within the functioning of information literacy, it is argued, there is an obligation to recognize the intentionalities for what they are—objective reporting and efforts to deceive. Ultimately, the presentation will suggest ways to realize that obligation.

ISBN

9783319743332

ISSN

1865-0929

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Volume

810

First Page

227

Last Page

232

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Fake news, Information literacy, Media literacy, Semiotics

Scopus ID

85041698420

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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