The perception of social media and fake news in European Union

Feng, Yuxin (2021) The perception of social media and fake news in European Union. BA/BSc thesis, BCE Kommunikáció és Szociológia Intézet, Kommunikáció- és Médiatudomány Tanszék.

PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader


Nowadays, the Internet has entered the era of web2.0. People's demand for knowledge and interactive exchange of views from the network has become more and more intense. The Inter- net has become an important information dissemination platform in today's society. At the same time, how to maintain the order of the Internet and resist the spread and negative impact of false news has become an urgent topic. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate social media and fake news. My thesis will study the public perception of social media and fake news in Europe. The methods I will be using are literature review, desk-top research, and explorative analysis. At the end of the dissertation. I intend to ascertain the influence of social media and what solutions can be ap- plied to decrease the speed of the spread of fake news in the European Union. In the era of social media, with the rapid development of communication technology, the news production model has become UGC production mode. As the threshold of using social media is gradually reduced, users have become "gatekeepers" in a certain sense and participate in agenda setting all the time. A large amount of information generated by users is quickly forwarded and delivered on social media. In order to cater to the taste of users in social media. This fake news can go through the process of coming out, spreading widely, and refuting rumors in a short time. Therefore, false news in social media is an urgent problem. To summarise this paper, social media and the spread of fake news have a close connection. The fast-developing networking provides multiple platforms for false news, which indicates that the speed of development of social media is in pro- portion to the increase of fake news. In this study, social media is dissected in detail. The spread of false news in Europe also reflects the world to some extent. This requires that we should always beware of disinformation on the internet. Our understanding of social media should become more profound. How to better use social media and enhance the ability to identify false news need our continuous practice. Moreover, The issue of fake news in Europe should not be underestimated. At the same time, it serves as a reminder about the influence of social media and the spread of fake in- formation.

Item Type:BA/BSc thesis
Subjects:Information economy
Media and communication
ID Code:14783
Specialisation:Communication and Media Science
Deposited On:12 Sep 2022 08:54
Last Modified:12 Sep 2022 10:34

Repository Staff Only: item control page