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Weatherall, James Owen and O'Connor, Cailin (2023) Fake News! [Preprint]

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Abstract

We review several topics of philosophical interest connected to misleading online content. First we consider proposed definitions of different types of misleading content. Then we consider the epistemology of misinformation, focusing on approaches from virtue epistemology and social epistemology. Finally we discuss how misinformation is related to belief polarization, and argue that models of rational polarization present special challenges for conceptualizing fake news and misinformation.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Weatherall, James Owenweatherj@uci.edu0000-0003-1461-7821
O'Connor, Cailincailino@uci.edu0000-0002-8351-2575
Additional Information: Invited for Philosophy Compass
Keywords: Fake news, misinformation, disinformation, social epistemology, virtue epistemology, polarization
Subjects: General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Education
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Depositing User: James Owen Weatherall
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2023 16:30
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2023 16:30
Item ID: 22510
Subjects: General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Education
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Date: 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22510

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