Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on Facebook

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Main Author: Goulart, Andrea Heloiza
Publication Date: 2020
Other Authors: Muñoz, Ivette Kafure
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Language: por
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Summary: The huge amount of information circulating on the internet about the Covid-19 pandemic generates many doubts in the population, contributing to feed a scenario in which disinformation and post-truth have become common. The article presents research on information practices in social networks, in the context of the pandemic. To this end, three public Facebook groups have been observed since April 2020, with the aim of ascertaining which themes are of most interest to Internet users, how different groups face events and how practices may, potentially, change over time. The ongoing study adopts netnography as a method and presents preliminary analysis and results for two specific dates: April 10, which marks the beginning of data collection, and July 7, when the loosening of social isolation measures in a large part of Brazil is registered. It is concluded that the groups behave in very different ways, according to the purpose of each one. In addition, there is a great influence of emotional factors, which end up directing the practices of Internet users, involving them in information bubbles
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spelling Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on FacebookDesinformação e pós-verdade no contexto da pandemia da Covid-19: um estudo das práticas informacionais no FacebookDisinformationPost-TruthInformation PracticesCovid-19DesinformaçãoPós-VerdadePráticas InformacionaisCovid-19The huge amount of information circulating on the internet about the Covid-19 pandemic generates many doubts in the population, contributing to feed a scenario in which disinformation and post-truth have become common. The article presents research on information practices in social networks, in the context of the pandemic. To this end, three public Facebook groups have been observed since April 2020, with the aim of ascertaining which themes are of most interest to Internet users, how different groups face events and how practices may, potentially, change over time. The ongoing study adopts netnography as a method and presents preliminary analysis and results for two specific dates: April 10, which marks the beginning of data collection, and July 7, when the loosening of social isolation measures in a large part of Brazil is registered. It is concluded that the groups behave in very different ways, according to the purpose of each one. In addition, there is a great influence of emotional factors, which end up directing the practices of Internet users, involving them in information bubblesA enorme quantidade de informações sobre a pandemia da Covid-19 que circula na internet gera muitas dúvidas na população, contribuindo para alimentar um cenário em que desinformação e pós-verdade se tornaram comuns. O artigo apresenta pesquisa sobre as práticas informacionais em redes sociais, no contexto da pandemia. Para tanto, três grupos públicos do Facebook têm sido observados desde o mês de abril de 2020, com o objetivo de se averiguar quais temas despertam mais interesse nos internautas, como os diferentes grupos encaram os acontecimentos e de que modo as práticas podem, eventualmente, se alterar ao longo do tempo. O estudo, em andamento, adota a netnografia por método e apresenta análises e resultados preliminares de duas datas específicas: 10 de abril, por marcar o início da coleta de dados, e 7 de julho, em que se registra o afrouxamento das medidas de isolamento social em grande parte do Brasil. Conclui-se que os grupos comportam-se de modos bastante distintos, de acordo com o propósito de cada um. Além disso, observa-se grande influência de fatores emocionais, que acabam por direcionar as práticas dos internautas, envolvendo-os em bolhas informacionaisInstituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (Ibict)2020-12-23info:eu-repo/semantics/articleinfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionapplication/pdfhttp://revista.ibict.br/liinc/article/view/539710.18617/liinc.v16i2.5397Liinc em Revista; Vol. 16 No. 2 (2020): Informational Perspectives and Challenges in Times of the Covid-19 Pandemic; e5397Liinc em Revista; Vol. 16 Núm. 2 (2020): Perspectivas y desafíos de la información en tiempos de la Pandemia de Covid-19; e5397Liinc em Revista; v. 16 n. 2 (2020): Perspectivas e desafios informacionais em tempos da pandemia da Covid-19; e53971808-3536reponame:Liinc em Revistainstname:Instituto Brasileiro de Informação Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT)instacron:IBICTporhttp://revista.ibict.br/liinc/article/view/5397/5125Todos os direitos (c) 2020 Andrea Heloiza Goulart, Ivette Kafure Muñozhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessGoulart, Andrea HeloizaMuñoz, Ivette Kafure2021-05-27T11:34:14Zoai:ojs.revista.ibict.br:article/5397Revistahttp://revista.ibict.br/liincPUBhttp://revista.ibict.br/liinc/oai1808-35361808-3536opendoar:null2021-05-27 11:34:15.699Liinc em Revista - Instituto Brasileiro de Informação Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT)false
dc.title.none.fl_str_mv Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on Facebook
Desinformação e pós-verdade no contexto da pandemia da Covid-19: um estudo das práticas informacionais no Facebook
title Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on Facebook
spellingShingle Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on Facebook
Goulart, Andrea Heloiza
Disinformation
Post-Truth
Information Practices
Covid-19
Desinformação
Pós-Verdade
Práticas Informacionais
Covid-19
title_short Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on Facebook
title_full Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on Facebook
title_fullStr Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on Facebook
title_full_unstemmed Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on Facebook
title_sort Disinformation and post-truth in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of information practices on Facebook
author Goulart, Andrea Heloiza
author_facet Goulart, Andrea Heloiza
Muñoz, Ivette Kafure
author_role author
author2 Muñoz, Ivette Kafure
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dc.contributor.author.fl_str_mv Goulart, Andrea Heloiza
Muñoz, Ivette Kafure
dc.subject.por.fl_str_mv Disinformation
Post-Truth
Information Practices
Covid-19
Desinformação
Pós-Verdade
Práticas Informacionais
Covid-19
topic Disinformation
Post-Truth
Information Practices
Covid-19
Desinformação
Pós-Verdade
Práticas Informacionais
Covid-19
dc.description.none.fl_txt_mv The huge amount of information circulating on the internet about the Covid-19 pandemic generates many doubts in the population, contributing to feed a scenario in which disinformation and post-truth have become common. The article presents research on information practices in social networks, in the context of the pandemic. To this end, three public Facebook groups have been observed since April 2020, with the aim of ascertaining which themes are of most interest to Internet users, how different groups face events and how practices may, potentially, change over time. The ongoing study adopts netnography as a method and presents preliminary analysis and results for two specific dates: April 10, which marks the beginning of data collection, and July 7, when the loosening of social isolation measures in a large part of Brazil is registered. It is concluded that the groups behave in very different ways, according to the purpose of each one. In addition, there is a great influence of emotional factors, which end up directing the practices of Internet users, involving them in information bubbles
A enorme quantidade de informações sobre a pandemia da Covid-19 que circula na internet gera muitas dúvidas na população, contribuindo para alimentar um cenário em que desinformação e pós-verdade se tornaram comuns. O artigo apresenta pesquisa sobre as práticas informacionais em redes sociais, no contexto da pandemia. Para tanto, três grupos públicos do Facebook têm sido observados desde o mês de abril de 2020, com o objetivo de se averiguar quais temas despertam mais interesse nos internautas, como os diferentes grupos encaram os acontecimentos e de que modo as práticas podem, eventualmente, se alterar ao longo do tempo. O estudo, em andamento, adota a netnografia por método e apresenta análises e resultados preliminares de duas datas específicas: 10 de abril, por marcar o início da coleta de dados, e 7 de julho, em que se registra o afrouxamento das medidas de isolamento social em grande parte do Brasil. Conclui-se que os grupos comportam-se de modos bastante distintos, de acordo com o propósito de cada um. Além disso, observa-se grande influência de fatores emocionais, que acabam por direcionar as práticas dos internautas, envolvendo-os em bolhas informacionais
description The huge amount of information circulating on the internet about the Covid-19 pandemic generates many doubts in the population, contributing to feed a scenario in which disinformation and post-truth have become common. The article presents research on information practices in social networks, in the context of the pandemic. To this end, three public Facebook groups have been observed since April 2020, with the aim of ascertaining which themes are of most interest to Internet users, how different groups face events and how practices may, potentially, change over time. The ongoing study adopts netnography as a method and presents preliminary analysis and results for two specific dates: April 10, which marks the beginning of data collection, and July 7, when the loosening of social isolation measures in a large part of Brazil is registered. It is concluded that the groups behave in very different ways, according to the purpose of each one. In addition, there is a great influence of emotional factors, which end up directing the practices of Internet users, involving them in information bubbles
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