Desafios da desinformação e das fake news: estudo de caso com estudantes do ensino superior

Nídia Salomé Morais*, Filomena Sobral

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

1 Citação (Scopus)


Introduction: In the digital age, society, the scientific community and future media professionals meet challenges in the face of the globalized phenomenon of fake news. How to recognize them, deal with misinformation and combat the phenomenon? Objectives: The main objective of the research described in this paper was to understand the perception that a group of higher education students have about fake news and online misinformation. Methods: This is a case study that used an online questionnaire and a focus group to collect information. The sample consisted of 49 students of the 2nd year of Media and Communication in the 2018/2019 school year and for the focus group 8 students were selected. Results: The results emphasize that students are familiar with the notion of fake news and what seems to motivate people to create and disseminate it. They also know some specific features of this kind of news and can identify websites that usually publish fake stories. Participants reveal that most of the manipulated news they find is disseminated on social media and suggests that the news and information they trust the most can be found in the press, radio and television. Conclusions: The study concluded that students are aware of the negative impact of the phenomenon and that education is the best way to mitigate the impact of fake news.
Título traduzido da contribuiçãoChallenges of misinformation and fake news: a case study with higher education students
Idioma originalPortuguese
Páginas (de-até)85-93
Número de páginas9
Número de emissão5
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 30 jun. 2020
Publicado externamenteSim


  • fake news
  • higher education
  • misinformation
  • Portugal
  • students

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