Analysis of disinformation: strategies (in) of information disruption

The scientific journal Miguel Hernández Communication Journal opens the CALL FOR PAPERS for the monograph: Análisis de la desinformación: estrategias (en) de los desórdenes informativos, coordinated by Cristina Renedo Farpón ((cristina.renedo /at/ ) and Francisco José García Ull ((franciscojose.garcia /at/ ).

The irruption of the term disinformation in public debates and in political and media agendas has limited its definition. The term fake news has often monopolised the approach to the problem, reducing its complexity to a mere information product. However, this reductionist view has been superseded by more open ones that identify the problem as a process (information disorder) (Wardle and Derakhshanm, 2018) rather than a mere outcome (fake news).

The consequences caused by this misinformation affect the proper development of democratic environments and citizen decision-making with the possibility of generating adverse consequences (Lewandowsky, Ecker and Cook, 2017). It is therefore necessary to analyse disinformation within its ecosystem, identifying its typology and intentions, the promoters and those responsible, its representation in different formats, and the effects and possible solutions. All of this in the context of the Information Society in which we find ourselves. It is also necessary to broaden research approaches and practices from more qualitative and open perspectives.

General lines:

  • Bases and drivers of disinformation.
  • Purposes, promoters and those responsible for disinformation.
  • Typology, formats, characteristics and representations of disinformation disorder.
  • Dissemination channels and disinformation circuits
  • Effects (in the short and medium term) on citizens and media and political institutions – Solutions to combat disinformation: fact-checking and new journalistic practices, media literacy, technological innovations, institutional responses and other strategies. – Analysis of paradigmatic milestones/events of disinformation: disinformation in the context of pandemics, electoral processes, international conflicts and other milestones of interest.
  • Cultural battles based on (mediated) disinformation.
  • Role of bots, artificial intelligence and algorithmic and computational communication
  • New methodological approaches to disinformation analysis
  • Qualitative studies focusing on disinformation through techniques such as: participant observation, in-depth interviews, focus groups or biographical accounts.

Key dates
The deadline for receipt of full papers (via the journal’s platform) is 1 October 2022.

Open access policy
This journal provides open access to its content, based on the principle that offering the public free access to research helps a greater global exchange of knowledge. It does not charge or pay authors for publication.

For questions about the suitability of the proposal please contact Cristina Renedo Farpón: (cristina.renedo /at/ and Francisco José García Ull:f (ranciscojose.garcia /at/