Authoritarian neoliberal statecraft and the political economy of mis/disinformation: Resituating Western-centric debates in a Vietnamese context

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Abstract

Academic and popular discussions of misinformation, disinformation and “fake news” have prioritized the concerns of Western liberal democracies. In the rather different context of Vietnam, we highlight how the interplay of authoritarian state logics, corporate interests, a weak journalism and repressed civil society culture explains the way mis/disinformation manifests in Vietnamese news media. We argue that the ongoing need to de-Westernize media and communication studies must be part of any satisfactory answer to the question of “what comes after disinformation studies”.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
Event72nd Annual ICA Conference: One World, One Network? - Paris, France
Duration: 26 May 202230 May 2022

Conference

Conference72nd Annual ICA Conference
Abbreviated titleICA 2022
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period26/05/2230/05/22

Bibliographical note

Keynote paper presentation at International Communication Association pre-Conference on “What Comes After Disinformation Studies?” as part of the “One World, One Network” Conference, Paris May 2022.

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