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Misinformation and Its Stakeholders in Europe: A Web-Based Analysis

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Abstract

The rise of the internet and computational power in recent years allowed for the exponential growth of misinformation phenomena. An issue that was a non-issue a decade ago, became a challenge for societal cohesion. The emergence of this new threat has led many stakeholders, especially in Europe, to act in order to tackle this phenomenon. This paper provides in its first part a literature review on misinformation in Europe, and in its second part a webometrics analysis on the identified key stakeholders. In the results we discuss who those stakeholders are, what actions do they perform to limit misinformation and whether those actions have an impact.

Keywords

  • Misinformation
  • Europe
  • Webometrics
  • Network analysis
  • Public sector organizations
  • Misinformation stakeholders

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Koulas, E. et al. (2021). Misinformation and Its Stakeholders in Europe: A Web-Based Analysis. In: Arai, K. (eds) Intelligent Computing. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 285. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80129-8_41

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