Reports on the coronavirus as a Chinese bioweapon or the ‘Pizzagate’ theory demonstrate that fake news is one of the most widely discussed topics in political communication. Although it is clear that fake news is a problem, it is less clear what it actually means. Jana Laura Egelhofer started her doctoral programme in 2017 as part of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS) at the University of Vienna to take a closer look at the current debate surrounding the term ‘fake news’.
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