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Online disinformation in the run-up to the Indian 2019 election

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This essay examines the role of disinformation in the Indian general election of 2019. The findings are presented against the background of previous work on the role of digital media in Indian politics. The essay uses 25 in-depth interviews among ordinary Indians to probe their level of awareness about so-called ‘fake news’. It also examines their behavior in seeking news and sharing political information and their views about the digital campaign strategies of leaders and parties. The interv...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/1369118X.2020.1736123

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Division:
SSD
Sub department:
Oxford Internet Institute
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4229-1585
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Information, Communication and Society Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
12
Pages:
1762-1778
Publication date:
2020-03-10
Acceptance date:
2020-02-25
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EISSN:
1468-4462
ISSN:
1369-118X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1096925
Local pid:
pubs:1096925
Deposit date:
2020-04-06

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