• Felipe de Matos Müller UFSC
  • Márcio Vieira de Souza Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC


The aim of this article is to show the phenomenon of fake news as a multifaceted media problem. The article is within the area of Knowledge Media, having as general scope a study of media and information, whose subject of study is connected to the media, sharing and dissemination. The methodology used for this article was a qualitative exploratory approach, based on a literature review. The first section will address fake news as a media phenomenon. The second section will offer a distinction between fake news and rumors. The third section will discuss three issues related to fake news: the failure of the click system as a reward, the impact of fake news on electoral and political decisions, and the push that information cascades give fake news. The fourth and last section will consider some proposed solutions to the problems generated by fake news.

How to Cite
MÜLLER, Felipe de Matos; DE SOUZA, Márcio Vieira. FAKE NEWS: A MULTI-CATE MEDIA PROBLEM. International Congress of Knowledge and Innovation - Ciki, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, sep. 2018. ISSN 2318-5376. Available at: <http://proceeding.ciki.ufsc.br/index.php/ciki/article/view/511>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2019.