Handbook of Research on Deception, Fake News, and Misinformation Online

Handbook of Research on Deception, Fake News, and Misinformation Online

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Media & Communications for 2019.

Innocent E. Chiluwa (Covenant University, Nigeria) and Sergei A. Samoilenko (George Mason University, USA)
Release Date: June, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 651
ISBN13: 9781522585350|ISBN10: 1522585354|EISBN13: 9781522585374|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8535-0


The growing amount of false and misleading information on the internet has generated new concerns and quests for research regarding the study of deception and deception detection. Innovative methods that involve catching these fraudulent scams are constantly being perfected, but more material addressing these concerns is needed.

The Handbook of Research on Deception, Fake News, and Misinformation Online provides broad perspectives, practices, and case studies on online deception. It also offers deception-detection methods on how to address the challenges of the various aspects of deceptive online communication and cyber fraud. While highlighting topics such as behavior analysis, cyber terrorism, and network security, this publication explores various aspects of deceptive behavior and deceptive communication on social media, as well as new methods examining the concepts of fake news and misinformation, character assassination, and political deception. This book is ideally designed for academicians, students, researchers, media specialists, and professionals involved in media and communications, cyber security, psychology, forensic linguistics, and information technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Data Analysis
  • Deceit Detection
  • Investment Scams
  • Network Security
  • Online Engagement
  • Political Deception
  • Religious Deception
  • Smear Campaigns
  • Social Media

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Innocent Chiluwa is a professor in Language (discourse analysis) and Media/Digital Communications in the Department of Languages & General Studies, Covenant University, OTA, Nigeria. He is a Humboldt scholar and digital expert and visiting Professor in the Department of English, University of Freiburg, Germany. He obtained a PhD in English and Media/Communication studies and is a member of the International Communication Association (ICA); International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and the International Linguistic Association (ILA) among others. His research interests include: (1) (critical) discourse analysis of media & digital communications – especially discourses produced by social movements, civil societies, minority groups, rebel groups and terrorist organizations in the form of resistance, protests, activism or dissent in the media and the Internet; (2) critical analysis of online deceptive communications, particularly those associated with phishing, email financial scams and cyber-attacks; (3) Social and political/cultural discourses including discourses of identity. Prof. Chiluwa has researched and published extensively in these areas.