A exposição seletiva à informação e a partilha de fake news

  • Miguel Vaz Gonçalves (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This study aims to understand how the conscious sharing of fake news mirrors the displeasure of individual users towards traditional media.
Thus, the starting question for the dissertation is "Can selective consumption of information support the conscious sharing of fake news on social networks?"
The methodology used made use of exploratory interviews with 6 participants. These testimonies were worked according to the assumptions of the thematic analysis, so that an immediate relationship could be made between them and the concepts covered in the literature review.
It was concluded that it is not possible to establish a perpetual cause-effect relationship between the skewed consumption of information and the conscious sharing of fake news. On the one hand, there are respondents who argue that a broad and comprehensive exposure to news sources and media is essential for the sharing and production of fake news to be successful
Date of Award22 Feb 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorRita Figueiras (Supervisor)


  • Fake news
  • Selective exposure to information
  • Facebook
  • Cognitive dissonance


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Comunicação

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