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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps

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Disinformation in social networks: current state and perspective research directions 1253

Mikheev E.A.
external doctorate student, Laboratory of Social and Economic Psychology, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Penza, Russia
e-mail: mih-news@mail.ru

Nestik T.A.
Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Laboratory of Social and Economic Psychology, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: nestik@gmail.com

Abstract
Studying problem of disinformation psychology mechanisms (manipulation of in- formation process), including developing in social psychology way — psychology ma- nipulation in social and mass media. Pay attention such psychology effects as mo- tivated reasoning, that confirms preexisting beliefs, normative influence, homophily, polarization (echo-cameras), negative collective emotions. There are not only theoreti- cal discussion, but also Russian and foreigner psychology, sociology, politology, PR and marketing researches. The ways for counteracting online astroturfing are discussed. Also there are still many psychological factors to be clarified with regard enhanced informal-psychology protection identity, such as, connection between attitude toward disinformation and values, trust, anxiety, social identities and level of social capital.

Keywords: disinformation, attitudes toward deception, group identity, online astro- turfing, homophily, polarization, protective mechanisms, collective emotions, echo-cameras

Column: Theoretical Research

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps.2018090201

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