Dis Information and Other

From fringe conspiracy theories to ‘alternative facts’, a timely look at how we arrived in the ‘fake news’ era.

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From election meddling to #fakenews that “truther” meme shared by your Uncle Vernon on Facebook, we’re inundated with misinformation and disinformation daily, but may struggle perceive cues disinformation, especially in online environments. Online games, like other environments, are rife rumors speculation. however, provide a bounded space, separate from the noise of reality, within which places, tools, individuals’ constructions meanings influence perception possible (mistaken information) (deceptive limited risk event failure such cues. Unique relative gamers rely upon their teammates aid judgement This dissertation work leveraged Interpersonal Deception Theory, Information Grounds, Activity Symbolic Interactionism investigate how might perceptions an game, Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR). Methods included 40 weeks exploratory fieldwork, 70 participant observation, 180 minutes naturalistic collection 72 artifacts, 30-90 minute semi-structured interviews seven players. Possible players’ lack knowledge, timing, technological artifacts – novel cue, personal disagreement. evidence, participants’ negative experiences success, avatar metadata information omission, vagueness, improbability, indirect information. Places influenced when places insufficiently met needs for sociality Participants’ game management tools cue through affordances limitations. Individuals’ social curation actions. Implications illuminate possibilities design, as user engagement tool, tool. Future discusses investigation, role teams perception, deception Grounds potential behavior literacy, cultural impact research.