Handbook of Research on Deception, Fake News, and Misinformation Online, 1st Edition

  • Innocent E. Chiluwa University of Rhode Island
  • Sergei A. Samoilenko
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  • ISBN-10: 1522585370
  • ISBN-13: 9781522585374
  • DDC: 302.23
  • 651 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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The growing amount of false and misleading information on the internet has generated new concerns and quests for research on deception and deception detection. Innovative methods to catch these fraudulent scams are constantly being perfected, but more material addressing these concerns is needed. This title provides broad perspectives, practices, and case studies on online deception. It also offers deception-detection methods on how to address the challenges of deceptive online communication and fraud. Topics include behavior analysis, cyber terrorism, and network security, and explore various aspects of deceptive behavior and communication on social media, as well as new methods examining the concepts of fake news and misinformation, character assassination, and political deception. For academicians, students, researchers, media specialists, and professionals involved in media and communications, cyber security, psychology, forensic linguistics, and information technology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Media, Entertainment, and the Arts (AMEA) Book Series.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Introduction: Concepts and Perspectives.
2: Understanding Online Falsehood From the Perspective of Social Problem.
3: Trolls, Bots, and Whatnots: Deceptive Content, Deception Detection, and Deception Suppression.
4: Factors Influencing Gossiping Behavior in Social Chatting Platforms.
5: Misleading Media Portrayals in a Globalized World: Justification of State Control Through an Orientalist Lens.
6: “Too Good to Be True”: Semi-Naked Bodies on Social Media.
7: Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman: A Critical Case Study on Social Media, Deception, and Lil Miquela.
8: Toward a Theoretical Model of Authentic and Fake User-Generated Online Reviews.
9: Fake News and Misleading Reports.
10: The Fundamental Roles of Technology in the Spread of Fake News.
11: “Ridiculous and Untrue – FAKE NEWS!”: The Impact of Labeling Fake News.
12: Fake Online News: Rethinking News Credibility for the Changing Media Environment.
13: Fake News and Information Warfare: An Examination of the Political and Psychological Processes From the Digital Sphere to the Real World.
14: New Mythologies of Fake News: WhatsApp and Misrepresented Scientific Achievements of Ancient India.
15: The Rise of Professional Facebook Content Generators in Vietnam: A Fake News Campaign Against the Betibuti Founder.
16: Social Media and the Challenges of Curtailing the Spread of Fake News in Nigeria.
17: Misinformation and Deception in Business.
18: On the Alert for Share Price Manipulation and Inadvertent Disclosure in Social Media Channels: An Exploratory Investigation of Nordic Companies.
19: Understanding and Countering Misinformation About Climate Change.
20: Propaganda, Defamation, and Political Deception.
21: The Pragmatics of Political Deception on Facebook.
22: False Information Narratives: The IRA’s 2016 Presidential Election Facebook Campaign.
23: The Art of Deception in Political Advertising: A Study of Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election Campaigns.
24: Profiting From the “Trump Bump”: The Effects of Selling Negativity in the Media.
25: Troll Farm: Anonymity as a Weapon for Online Character Assassination.
26: Phishing, Email Scams, and Ponzi Schemes.
27: “Attention Beneficiary…!”: Assessing Types and Features of Scam Emails.
28: “Truth,” Lies, and Deception in Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes.
29: Deceptive Online Dating and Romance Scam.
30: The Role of Deceptive Communication and Gender in Shaping Online Dating Interactions: A Discursive Approach.
31: Online Romance in the 21st Century: Deceptive Online Dating, Catfishing, Romance Scams, and “Mail Order” Marriages.
32: Online Religious Deception.
33: Patterns of Deceptive Communication of Social and Religious Issues in Social Media: Representation of Social Issues in Social Media.
34: “Type Amen” or Perish! Religious Deception on Facebook.
35: Deceptive Content by Extremist and Terrorist Groups.
36: Deception in Online Terrorist Propaganda: A Study of ISIS and Boko Haram.
37: Persuasive Propaganda: An Investigation of Online Deceptive Tactics of Islamist, White, and Zionist Extremists.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.