Fake news and trolling are usually perceived as aggressive forms of communication, unsettling and falsifying our perception of reality; they are the trendy topics of most discourses on media, the target of today witch-hunt, the new villains in a post digital scenario where fact checking has become the superhero that will save us, and restore ‘the Truth’. This essay pursues the idea that, within our new media eco-systems, fake news, trolling – as well as other forms of unethical pseudo-communication – are but the updated version of the age-old idea of mythmaking, something that we can better navigate through the rediscovering of literature as a probing tool and not simply as a subject, as per the teachings of the Toronto School of Communication. Fake News is a growing tree, with roots in Classic mythmaking and branches spreading across a complex inter-media scenario that affects our way of being humans (or trans-humans), as well as our way of inhabiting our hyper-realities.

“Fake News, Cognitive Pollution and Environmental Awareness” / Elena Lamberti. - In: FRAME. - ISSN 0924-7750. - STAMPA. - 31.2 November 2018:(2018), pp. 91-106.

“Fake News, Cognitive Pollution and Environmental Awareness”

Elena Lamberti
2018

Abstract

Fake news and trolling are usually perceived as aggressive forms of communication, unsettling and falsifying our perception of reality; they are the trendy topics of most discourses on media, the target of today witch-hunt, the new villains in a post digital scenario where fact checking has become the superhero that will save us, and restore ‘the Truth’. This essay pursues the idea that, within our new media eco-systems, fake news, trolling – as well as other forms of unethical pseudo-communication – are but the updated version of the age-old idea of mythmaking, something that we can better navigate through the rediscovering of literature as a probing tool and not simply as a subject, as per the teachings of the Toronto School of Communication. Fake News is a growing tree, with roots in Classic mythmaking and branches spreading across a complex inter-media scenario that affects our way of being humans (or trans-humans), as well as our way of inhabiting our hyper-realities.
2018
“Fake News, Cognitive Pollution and Environmental Awareness” / Elena Lamberti. - In: FRAME. - ISSN 0924-7750. - STAMPA. - 31.2 November 2018:(2018), pp. 91-106.
Elena Lamberti
File in questo prodotto:
Eventuali allegati, non sono esposti

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11585/677626
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact