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Postdigital Propaganda

Understanding Digitally Enabled Disinformation

Research project The project "Postdigital Propaganda? Understanding Digitally Enabled Disinformation" investigates the pervasive issue of digital disinformation and its implications for democracy and social cohesion. It focuses on how false information is crafted and spread across digital platforms, influencing public opinion and undermining trust in democratic institutions.

Employing mixed methods, this research scrutinizes the mechanisms of disinformation, from creation to circulation on social media, and evaluates societal efforts to counteract its effects. It addresses critical questions regarding the strategies used in disinformation campaigns, their propagation, and public responses to these challenges.

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Project overview

Project period:

2023-07-01 2026-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Sociology

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External funding

Swedish Research Council

Project description

This research adopts a sociotechnical perspective to dissect the interplay between technology and social practices in the spread of disinformation. By analyzing data on disinformation campaigns and their impact, the project aims to provide insights into effective countermeasures, supporting the development of informed strategies to protect democratic processes and social harmony against digital disinformation threats.

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Latest update: 2024-02-07