Journal article

Fake news: When the dark side of persuasion takes over

G Nyilasy

International Journal of Advertising | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2019


In this essay, fake news is identified as a sinister form of mass persuasion. The paper reviews the history of the precursors of the construct and offers a contemporary definition. Research findings about how consumers process fake news information are discussed. The essay highlights the relevance of fake news for the marketing communications field and ends with a call to action to researchers for the development of effective interventions.

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