Generational perspectives on EU documents tackling disinformation

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Abstract

The last decade witnessed great transformations concerning the internet with the perils of disinformation becoming key concerns among political actors. Within this framework, the EU has developed efforts to approach these digital challenges taking into account the political challenges. These challenges are related with elections and trust in information campaigns and media coverage. However, they don’t take in consideration a generational approach. This has an impact on effective and valuable relationships between citizens and the EU demands. This chapter intends to shed light on Europe’s efforts to address disinformation from a generational-driven perspective, focusing on five key documents that the EU has created in 2018 to tackle disinformation as, for political reasons, 2018 was a strategic year to engage citizens in the democratic process anticipating EU parliament elections. By means of document and thematic analysis, this chapter points to the poor achievement of this objective, given that the analyzed documents weakly address different generational groups, their specific problems, and needs. It thus calls for more generational-oriented communication policies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology Design and Acceptance - 7th International Conference, ITAP 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsQin Gao, Jia Zhou
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages349-360
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030781071
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event7th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 24 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12786 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period24/07/2129/07/21

Keywords

  • Disinformation
  • EU
  • Generations
  • Media literacy

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