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A Conceptual Analysis of Disinformation

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Title: A Conceptual Analysis of Disinformation
Author(s): Fallis, Don
Subject(s): accuracy conceptual analysis disinformation epistemology information quality lying misinformation philosophy
Abstract: In this paper, the serious problem of disinformation is discussed. It is argued that, in order to deal with this problem, we first need to understand exactly what disinformation is. The philosophical method of conceptual analysis is described, and a conceptual analysis of disinformation is offered. Finally, how this analysis can help us to deal with the problem of disinformation is briefly discussed.
Issue Date: 2009-02-28
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/15205
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-03-17
 

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