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Beyond (mis)representation: visuals in COVID-19 misinformation

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This article provides one of the first analyses of visuals in misinformation concerning COVID-19. A mixed-methods analysis of ninety-six examples of visuals in misinformation rated false or misleading by independent professional fact-checkers from the first three months of 2020 identifies and examines six frames and three distinct functions of visuals in pieces of misinformation: how visuals illustrate and selectively emphasize arguments and claims, purport to present evidence for claims, and...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1940161220964780

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0371-4653
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
International Journal of Press/Politics More from this journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
1
Pages:
277-299
Publication date:
2020-10-10
Acceptance date:
2020-09-16
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EISSN:
1940-1620
ISSN:
1940-1612
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1137309
Local pid:
pubs:1137309
Deposit date:
2020-10-28

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