Event Title

The psychological effects of fake news

Session

Journalism, Media and Communication

Description

Social media are a new opportunity for those who seek to manipulate with the truth. Being so, those media are changing the way of communication by simultaneously eradicating traditional media. The purpose of this paper was the analysis of psychological effect of fake news in society. Fake news are being used as a method, where during the last years in an indirect way are not applying to any kind of media's code, as their motive is only misinforming the public opinion for certain purposes. This paper is based on many false case examples, designed for a reason, as well as achieving the projected objectives. The purpose of these news is usually to persuade people for any political candidate, by producing news to increase clicks, likes or sharing without even thinking that all these news leave prints in people's psychology.

Keywords:

analysis, misinformation, news, new media, public opinion

Session Chair

Ferid Selimi

Session Co-Chair

Arsim Sinani

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 3:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.255

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The psychological effects of fake news

Pristina, Kosovo

Social media are a new opportunity for those who seek to manipulate with the truth. Being so, those media are changing the way of communication by simultaneously eradicating traditional media. The purpose of this paper was the analysis of psychological effect of fake news in society. Fake news are being used as a method, where during the last years in an indirect way are not applying to any kind of media's code, as their motive is only misinforming the public opinion for certain purposes. This paper is based on many false case examples, designed for a reason, as well as achieving the projected objectives. The purpose of these news is usually to persuade people for any political candidate, by producing news to increase clicks, likes or sharing without even thinking that all these news leave prints in people's psychology.