School of Communication and the Arts
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (PhD)
fake news, communication, USA
Communication | Film and Media Studies
Damisa, Anne, "Fake News: Finding Truth in Strategic Communication" (2024). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 5201.
Fake news is an old phenomenon that has become a new obsession and a menace to society due to technological advancement and the proliferation of social media, which has changed traditional journalism norms. As the spread of false information has increased these past few years, it has become increasingly difficult for information consumers to distinguish between facts and fakes. A comprehensive systematic literature review to extract themes revealed the major factors responsible for spreading fake news. This qualitative interpretative meta-synthesis (QIMS) aims to better understand and offer solutions to combat fake news. This Ph.D. dissertation will serve as a guide for ethical communication practice and a reference for future research studies.