The coronavirus, the attention economy and far-right junk news

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Abstract

The coronavirus has devastating consequences for social life in all corners of the world. People are dying and country after country is forced to take drastic measures in the hope of flattening the curve. For others, this pandemic is an opportunity to reach a wide audience, to make money or to further a political agenda. Not surprisingly, the coronavirus crisis is heavily politicized by far-right YouTubers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDiggit Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Keywords

  • nationalism
  • attention-based politics
  • hybrid media system
  • coronavirus
  • far-right
  • attention-economy
  • junk news
  • fake news

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