The disinformation order: Disruptive communication and the decline of democratic institutions

Written by W Lance Bennett, Steven Livingston 11 April 2018

This article explores disinformation and democracy, examining how “disinformation can be traced to growing legitimacy problems in many democracies” and how “declining citizen confidence in institutions undermines the credibility of official information in the news and opens publics to alternative information sources” (W Lance Bennett, Steven Livingston, 2018).

Publisher: Institute for Data, Democracy, & Policy, George Washington University

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Categories: Article, Media and technology, Authoritarianism