The Fake News Debate and its Consequences


Fake or not fake: Jana Laura Egelhofer analyses the content and consequences of the fake news debate. In this video, she gives insights into her highly topical and socially relevant research.

Reports on the coronavirus as a Chinese bioweapon or the 'Pizzagate' theory demonstrate that fake news is one of the most widely discussed topics in political communication. Although it is clear that fake news is a problem, it is less clear what it actually means.

Jana Laura Egelhofer is member of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS) at the University of Vienna to takes a closer look at the current debate surrounding the term 'fake news'.