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A Misinformation Blueprint: Mapping warnings in an agile communication system

De Zen, April (2020) A Misinformation Blueprint: Mapping warnings in an agile communication system. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: De Zen, April

This thesis provides a high-level view of misinformation that builds an interdisciplinary framework for research to aid in future interventions. It utilizes Buchanan’s wicked-problems approach of design thinking to investigate the drivers of misinformation and where it appears in the chain of communication. There are many forms of inaccuracies throughout the exercise of informing ourselves through communication media. This thesis works to identify misinformation’s placement within information disorder, identify drivers of misinformation and highlight the potential entry points of misinformation into communication media. This research aims to allow us, as a society, a clearer direction for combatting a phenomenon of this size. The final output is a ‘blueprint’ of misinformation shown through a visual ecosystem of information disorder and a system map of communication media. The system map is used to draw attention to two things: (1) Where the drivers of misinformation have the potential to materialize and (2) The channels of communication which are subject to different valves of control. The final ‘blueprint’ is transformed into an interactive display to encourage engagement and awareness.

Date: April 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: misinformation, information disorder, fake news, communication media.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 19:29
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 21:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3072

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