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ABSTRACT. This article reviews and advances existing literature concerning the role of digital media platforms in the production and consumption of factually dubious content. Using data from BBC World Service, European Commission, Freedom House, GlobeScan, Pew Research Center, Socialbakers, and Statista, we performed analyses and made estimates regarding real versus fake news content type distribution on Facebook and prevalence of manipulation tactics on social media in 68 countries.

Keywords: fake news; digital media platform; production; consumption; factual content

How to cite: Ralston, Simone, Tomas Kliestik, Zuzana Rowland, and Jaromir Vrbka (2018). “Are Pervasive Systems of Fake News Provision Sowing Confusion? The Role of Digital Media Platforms in the Production and Consumption of Factually Dubious Content,” Geopolitics, History, and International Relations 10(2): 30–36.

Received 9 March 2018 • Received in revised form 19 June 2018
Accepted 22 June 2018 • Available online 13 July 2018

doi:10.22381/GHIR10220183

SIMONE RALSTON
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The Labor Center for Economic and Public Policy at AAER, Stockholm
(corresponding author)
TOMAS KLIESTIK
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The Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice,
The School of Expertness and Valuation,
ZUZANA ROWLAND
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The Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice,
The School of Expertness and Valuation
JAROMIR VRBKA
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The Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice,
The School of Expertness and Valuation

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