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False Narratives and their Contexts

Conspiracy theories, vaccine misinformation, scams and frauds, and influence operations can flourish online. This research topic delves deep into case studies that analyze the complex dynamics and histories of the circulation of false information, examining the actors, their incentives, and their relationships with the media and affected communities.  

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  • Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
  • University Dean of Research Environment and Culture, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, UK