After the Fact?

Chapter 6

Digital Distortions

As the previous chapters of this book explore, the origins of disinformation are mostly social, political, or economic, as opposed to being technological.

But what is the impact of contemporary communications platforms, the corporations who produce them, and their business models?

Are conversations about "filter bubbles" or Russian disinformation campaigns the whole story, or are we at risk of ovrsimplifying our analysis of social media disinformation to the point where that in itself is disinformation?

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