Is the gatekeeper concept applicable for the journalistic practice in the Czech Republic?

The origins of the gatekeeper concept date back to the 1940s. Kurt Lewin examined the psychological and non-psychological factors that influence how food ends on the family table. Lewin came up with crucial findings as he described his channel theory and the term of a gatekeeper – a person that decides what items will be … Read more

How does social media contribute to the proliferation of fake news?

Social media contributes to the proliferation of fake news:due to the existence of echo chambers, heightened reactions among users and the presence of bots on social platforms. Social media, a large part of the lives of many today, is a key contributor to the spread of misinformation within our society. Firstly, I will be talking … Read more

Why is it important to study the subject of ‘fake news’?

Social media is an almost inevitable part of today’s society. With the increasing popularity of various smartphone devices, more and more people are getting involved with social media. People from anywhere can connect with anyone, regardless of the location. Social media platforms are no longer only used to maintain relationships, but also to stay up … Read more

Develop Automatically Aggregated Real-time Election News Website (research proposal)

Introduction 1.1 Background of the Study Fake news is defined as a misleading information that facades itself as real news (Jennifer Allen, 2020). Its main purpose is to promote a specific cause (Erin May, 2017), and is often used to influence a person’s perspective, usually for political agenda. Experts now recommend avoiding the term “Fake … Read more

Advertisements disguised as journalism

Most online publishers use some sort of disguised advertisements on their websites. Today as a consumer it is near to impossible to separate the truth from the fake news. So, who can consumers trust to be candor? Even industry professionals like doctors are beginning to be held accountable for taking money from companies to endorse … Read more

Disinformation on Facebook

Facebook began as an online directory for college students in 2004 but has since ballooned into the largest social media platform in the world with over 2 billion users. Facebook has also become one of the biggest companies on the stock market, boasting a market capitalization upwards of $450 billion. With this success has also … Read more

Consequences of fake news and deep fakes

Realistic fake news and deep fakes are new phenomena that came to be as an adverse effect of being technologically advanced through the world wide web and enhancements to the technology itself. Fake news and deep fakes can be created by anyone and usually have a personal viewpoint underlying the piece of news that is … Read more

Is “fake news” a political concept used to undermine trust in journalism?

With the rise of populist politics, “fake news” has become a political concept used to undermine trust in journalists, journalism and news. Discuss using relevant examples. In an era of post-truth politics, nationalist populism has gained traction globally. From Brazil to the United Kingdom, populist leaders have taken power after mobilising disenchanted voters via social … Read more

The spread of misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic

What is health misinformation? Health Misinformation can be explained as a health-related claim or fact that is false due to a lack of scientific evidence. The field of medicine has been confronted with the spread of false, inaccurate, or incomplete health information (JAMA, 2018). There has been frequent and increasing spread of misinformation on the … Read more