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Call For Papers

The upcoming 2nd International Symposium on Communication, Digitalization and Society, hosted by Istanbul Aydin University Faculty of Communication on April 24th-26th, 2024 in a hybrid format.  The symposium theme ‘The Age of Disinformation’ invites communication scholars, civil society representatives, industry professionals, doctoral and graduate students. We cordially invite you to take part in the symposium by submitting scholarly papers in both Turkish and English that are in keeping with the theme and associated subtopics listed below.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Media in Times of Disaster
  • Countering Disinformation in Disaster Communication
  • Deceptive Advertisements and Consumer Protection
  • Big Data and Disinformation
  • Deepfake
  • Crisis Reporting in The Age of Disinformation
  • Television in The Age of Disinformation
  • Counter Disinformation and Fact Checking Organization
  • The Role of Governments in Countering Disinformation
  • The Role of Journalism in Countering Disinformation
  • The Legal Dimension of Countering Disinformation
  • Digital Age, Simulation and Hyper Reality
  • Digital Privacy
  • Digital Media and Identity Construction
  • Digital Media and Populism
  • Digital Literacy
  • Media literacy
  • Digital Crimes
  • Interactive Media and Anonymity
  • Visual Disinformation
  • Image, Sound and Video Manipulation
  • Greenwashing
  • Hacker Culture and Hacktivism
  • Public Relations and Propaganda
  • Disinformation in Public Relations
  • Metaverse
  • Misinformation
  • Media Frames
  • Media, Ideology and Discourse
  • Media and Agenda Setting
  • Media and Representation
  • Platformization
  • Social Media and Echo Chambers
  • False and Misleading Advertising
  • Disinformation and Politics
  • Political Advertising and Disinformation
  • Social Media Psychology
  • Social Media and Disinformation
  • New Media in Times of War and Conflict
  • Slactivism
  • Social Media Algorithms and Disinformation
  • Fake News
  • False or Misrepresentation in Consumer Information Process
  • New Media and Propaganda
  • Anti-Science Movements and Pseudoscience in New Media
  • Political Economy of New Media and Disinformation
  • Trolling and Troll Culture
  • New Media and Post Truth Age
  • Artificial Intelligence and Disinformation
  • Media and Ethics
  • New Media and Post Truth Politics
  • Media and Cancel Culture
  • Media, Hate Crime and Hate Speech
  • Media Representation of Refugees
  • Media and Xenophobia

One of the aspects of digitization and the social use of new communication technologies that has received the most attention in recent years, both globally and in the context of Türkiye, is disinformation.Specifically, events such as recent earthquakes centered in Kahramanmaraş, the agenda surrounding the general elections, persistent conflicts and regional tensions within Syria and Ukraine, the migrant crisis, and the subsequent reflections of these occurrences across traditional and digital media platforms have prompted scholarly and public discussions regarding the extent, implications, origins of disinformation and potential countermeasures against this issue.

The origins of media misinformation have been attributed by some critics to the distinctive features of contemporary communication technologies. Other critics, on the contrary, have made an effort to explain this phenomenon in terms of the social and psychological consequences that users are exposed to on these platforms, the peculiar political and sociocultural dynamics of postmodern society, or the political economy of the media industry. Nevertheless, there are other viewpoints that emphasize the media’s capacity for self-regulation or promote increasing users’ media and digital literacy skills over government intervention, as well as approaches that emphasize the regulatory role of legislators and government agencies in combating misinformation. Disinformation in the media is frequently associated to the emergence of authoritarian regimes, populist politics, pseudoscience, far-right, xenophobic, and anti-immigrant movements globally, as well as the escalation of racial, religious, and cultural tensions on an international and regional scale.

The primary objective of the 2nd International Symposium on Communication, Digitalization and Society is to establish a conducive platform for the exchange of knowledge, where fostering comprehensive discussions of media disinformation with all of these different dimensions and with the participation of relevant stakeholders, especially academics. We are looking forward to your participation in the symposium, which is open to original submissions from academics both locally and internationally.

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