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Effekten av falska nyheter på individnivå: En explorativ mixed method-studie om falska nyheters påverkan
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The effect of false news on an individual level : An exploratory mixed method study on the impact of false news (English)
Abstract [sv]

Vi står idag inför ett växande problem där falsk information sprids som faktaenliga nyheter i diverse olika medieformat ut till allmänheten. Detta problem kan resultera i väldiga konsekvenser på många olika sätt för både privatpersonen, den rådande politiken och samhället i stort. Denna studie är en explorativ undersökning i hur individer uppfattar falska nyheters och dess spridning samt deras tilltro till medieväsendet. Uppsatsen är en ‘’mixed methods’’ studie som bygger på en kvantitativ enkätundersökning och åtta kvalitativa intervjuer. Syftet med studien är att undersöka huruvida spridningen av falska nyheter har ökat misstron till media hos den allmänna nyhetspubliken. Studiens urvalsgrupp är 16–30 åringar då dessa är den åldersgrupp som befinner sig mest på sociala medier där den största spridningen av falska nyheter sker. Resultatet visar att det finns en allmänt stor medvetenhet om att det sker en spridning av falska nyheter. Studien visar även att denna spridning av falska nyheter har bidragit något till en ökad misstro gentemot generell nyhetsmedia. Publikens medvetenhet om falska nyheter framgår i denna undersökning klart tydligare än den uppfattade ökade misstron till nyhetskanaler, något som både den här presenterade kvantitativa och kvalitativa datan styrker.

Abstract [en]

Today we face a growing problem where false information is spread as common news out to the public. This could result in enormous consequences in many ways for people, politics and in the society as a whole. This exploratory study addresses false news and how the dissemination of these affects people and their confidence in the general news-media. The essay is a mixed method study based on a quantitative survey and eight qualitative interviews. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether the spread of false news increases the distrust of the media in the general news republic. The study's selection group are people in the ages of 16–30, as these are the age groups that most using social media where the largest spread of false news occurs. The result shows that there is an overall high awareness-rate regarding the existence of false news. The study also shows that the spread of false news has contributed to an increased mistrust towards the general news-media by the public. However, both the quantitative and qualitative data presented in this paper points to the fact that the level of awareness regarding the spreading of false news is much higher than the level of mistrust in general news outputs.

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2017. , 28 p.
Keyword [sv]
Falska nyheter, Fake news
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37022ISRN: JU-HLK-GLS-1-20170044OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-37022DiVA: diva2:1140326
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HLK, Social Studies
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Available from: 2017-09-15 Created: 2017-09-11 Last updated: 2017-09-15Bibliographically approved

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