1st Edition

Mapping Lies in the Global Media Sphere

    224 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume addresses the concept of “(in)nocent lies” in the media – beyond the concept of misleading information online, this extends to a deliberate effort to spread misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories – and proposes a critical approach to tackle the issue in related interdisciplinary fields.

    The book takes a multidisciplinary and international approach, addressing the digital divide and global inequality, as well as algorithmic bias, how misinformation harms vulnerable groups, social lynching and the effect of misinformation on certain social, political and cultural agendas, among other topics. Arranged thematically, the chapters paint a nuanced and original picture of this issue.

    This book will be of interest to students and academics in the areas of digital media, media and politics, journalism, development studies, gender and race.


    Stuart Allan

    Introduction: “Mapping Lies in the Global Media Sphere”

    Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli & Melis Öneren Özbek

    Part I: Inevitable Spread of Nocent Lies: Who are the victims?

    Chapter 1: Populism, Disinformation & Surveillance: Causes and Consequences

    Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli & Melis Öneren Özbek

    Chapter 2: Presidential Propaganda and the (Mis)Information Sphere: Fake News, Democratic (Dis)Trust and the Unintended Consequences of Lying Platforms in Nigeria

    Paul Obi

    Chapter 3: Mapping Mobs - Technological Affordances, Metrics, and Digital Violence Against Journalists

    Marloes Geboers and Tomás Dodds

    Chapter 4: Mediatization and Abuse of History in the Age of Convergence: Lessons from Turkey

    Burak Özçetin

    Part II: Manufacturing “Content”

    Chapter 5: “TikTokization” of the War: How the War in Ukraine Was Covered on the Social Media Entertainment Platform

    Can Ertuna

    Chapter 6: Cultural Politics of Moral Panic and Creating Social Other: A Critical Analysis of Social Media Discourses on Migrant Labour Population in Kerala, India

    Rajeesh Kumar T V, Thejaswini J C and Faheem Muhammed M P

    Chapter 7: Trends and Differences of News Falsification during Different but Consecutive Pre-election Periods: A Content Analysis of News in Television and Websites

    Michalis Tastsoglou and Giannis Pleios

    Part III: Common Problems and Further Solutions

    Chapter 8: Digital Inequalities among the National Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe

    Aneta Bąk-Pitucha and Aleksandra Kuczyńska-Zonik

    Chapter 9: Return to Censorship: Portuguese Perceptions of Digital Disinformation Regulation

    Bruno Frutuoso Costa

    Chapter 10: Coordinated Amplification, Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior, Orchestrated Campaigns: A Systematic Literature Review of Coordinated Inauthentic Content on Online Social Networks

    Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos and Wilson Ceron

    Chapter 11: Fake News in the Tension Arc of Artificial Intelligence                                                                                         

    Walter Seböck, et al.


    Yasemin Giritli İnceoğlu


    Tirşe Erbaysal-Filibeli is Associate Professor in the Department of New Media at Bahcesehir University, Turkey.

    Melis Öneren-Özbek is Assistant Professor in the Department of New Media at Bahcesehir University, Turkey.