Deepfakes on Twitter: Which Actors Control Their Spread?

The term deepfake was first used in a Reddit post in 2017 to refer to videos manipulated using artificial intelligence techniques and since then it is becoming easier to create such fake videos. A recent investigation by the cybersecurity company Deeptrace in September 2019 indicated that the number of what is known as fake videosContinue reading “Deepfakes on Twitter: Which Actors Control Their Spread?”

Gender Differences in Tackling Fake News: Different Degrees of Concern, but Same Problems

In the current media ecosystem, in which the traditional media coexists with new players who are able to produce information and spread it widely, there is growing concern about the increasing prominence of fake news. Despite some significant efforts to determine the effects of misinformation, the results are so far inconclusive. Previous research has soughtContinue reading “Gender Differences in Tackling Fake News: Different Degrees of Concern, but Same Problems”

Digital Prospects of the Contemporary Feminist Movement for Dialogue and International Mobilization: A Case Study of the 25 November Twitter Conversation

The feminist movement is experiencing the rise of a new generation characterized by specific phenomena linked to technological progress, such as hashtivism, i.e., mobilization through social media. With the aim of contributing to extending our knowledge of the implications of Twitter for this as well as other social movements, this article examined eight of theContinue reading “Digital Prospects of the Contemporary Feminist Movement for Dialogue and International Mobilization: A Case Study of the 25 November Twitter Conversation”

Perceptions on media and disinformation: ideology and polarization in the Spanish media system

The trust that citizens place in the media and whether it is conditioned by their ideological positioning are analyzed. Likewise, how ideology affects the perception of media as creators and disseminators of disinformation is studied. The results from a representative survey of the Spanish population (n = 1,000) reveal polarized media consumption in Spain. IdeologyContinue reading “Perceptions on media and disinformation: ideology and polarization in the Spanish media system”

Incidental Exposure to Non-Like-Minded News through Social Media: Opposing Voices in Echo-Chambers’ News Feeds

Debates about post-truth need to take into account how news re-disseminates in a hybrid media system in which social networks and audience participation play a central role. Hence, there is a certain risk of reducing citizens’ exposure to politically adverse news content, creating ‘echo chambers’ of political affinity. This article presents the results of researchContinue reading “Incidental Exposure to Non-Like-Minded News through Social Media: Opposing Voices in Echo-Chambers’ News Feeds”

Collaborative learning in international virtual groups: the creation of multimedia reports

The present article presents the results of two educational innovation projects based on international collaborative learning, which have aimed at students acquiring the necessary digital skills to work in online media, while incorporating intercultural skills into their curriculum. Students from five universities in Brazil, Portugal, and Spain have worked jointly and simultaneously during two academicContinue reading “Collaborative learning in international virtual groups: the creation of multimedia reports”

Inequality in times of pandemics: How online media are starting to treat the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis

In December 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about a new coronavirus disease that would come to be called Covid-19. The world media began reporting on this new virus and its consequences. However, reports about Covid-19 would not appear in the European and American media until their societies became aware of both theContinue reading “Inequality in times of pandemics: How online media are starting to treat the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis”

Assessment of the innovation factors impact on journalism: Media Labs as case study

In the last two decades, the profession of journalism has passed from a stage of adaptation to a scenario characterized by constant innovation. It is a context typified by the proliferation of emitters and the increasing power of receivers, in which the traditional media seek effec- tive solutions to exploit with the maximum profitability andContinue reading “Assessment of the innovation factors impact on journalism: Media Labs as case study”

News consumption and media coverage during the confinement by Covid-19: information overload, ideological bias and sensationalism

The Covid-19 pandemic has confined millions of citizens in their homes. The situation of isolation has many consequences at multiple levels: social, psychological, economic, educational…, and also communicative. Based on a survey to 1,122 people during the most severe confinement phase, this article aims to analyze how information consumption has been modified during this periodContinue reading “News consumption and media coverage during the confinement by Covid-19: information overload, ideological bias and sensationalism”

Artificial intelligence systems-aided news and copyright: assessing legal implications for journalism practices

Automated news, or artificial intelligence systems (AIS)-aided production of news items, has been developed from 2010 onwards. It comprises a variety of practices in which the use of data, software and human intervention is involved in diverse degrees. This can affect the application of intellectual property and copyright law in many ways. Using comparative legalContinue reading “Artificial intelligence systems-aided news and copyright: assessing legal implications for journalism practices”