Articles from Volume 11, Issue 3 (32) / 2018

Fake News and the Third-Person Effect: They are More Influenced than Me and You



Recent research efforts have been invested into undermining the effects of digital disinformation, both on a personal and on a societal level. However, because of the complexity of the phenomena, the actual effects of digital disinformation are still under consideration and, therefore, studies published so ... Read More

Keywords: Digital disinformation; Fake news; Third-person effect; Predictors of third-person effect.

Credibility and Freedom of Choice in Social Media in Relation with Traditional Media



The emergence of social networks and their development as sources of information gave the general feeling of greater freedom of expression. Canceling the dependence on print or transmission licenses has created the right space for free and unallocated distribution of information. There is a judgment that jo... Read More

Keywords: Social media; Journalism; New media; Digitalization; Facebook.

Social Media Networks Unveiled. Mapping the Romanian and German Youth



In the present study we focus on the use of social network sites by Romanian and German youth in a comparative manner. Our research questions are 1. Are there differences in the use of social network sites by young people in Germany and Romania? 2. Are there differences in the motivation to use social netwo... Read More

Keywords: Social networking sites (SNSs); Facebook; Instagram; Uses and gratifications approach; Germany; Romania; Comparative study.

Experimental Freedom: Vulnerable Fundaments and Social Networking Strategies



The study „Experimental freedom: vulgar fundaments and strategies within social networks” focuses on the analysis of certain key elements in public communication so as to have a better understanding of their effects. The assumed values included in the present study involve certain personal philo... Read More

Keywords: Public communication; Discourse; Deontological internet; Fake news; Freedom of expression.

How Do Romanian Post-Millennials Behave on YouTube? A Comparative Analysis of Contemporary Online Cohorts

Mirela ABRUDAN, Ștefan NEAGA


The present paper aims to shed light on the consumer habits of Romanian Z Generation on YouTube, in order to allow a comparative analysis of contemporary cohorts’ online behavior at international level. YouTube is worldwide the most beloved and a constantly growing online video-sharing platform among ... Read More

Keywords: Generation Z; YouTube; Romania; online consumer behavior; globalization.

Facebook and Political Polarization: An Analysis of the Social Media Impact on the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue



This article aims to analyse the power and the impact of social media on internal polarization and political mobilization by observing the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue. Based on a theoretical framework on polarization, populism, and political mobilization, the article discusses the link between the use of social ... Read More

Keywords: Social media; Polarization; Political mobilization; Kosovo-Serbia dialogue; Peace.

Automated Framing Analysis: A Rule Based System for News Media Text



The number of available digital texts grows exponentially creating a need for automated framing analysis. Using computational linguistics to identify framing functions in news articles represents a cost effective method for examining large amounts of data. The proof of concept described in this paper is a r... Read More

Keywords: Frame analysis; Automated; Semantic network; Parser; Sentiment analysis.

The Composition of Communication Acts



An act of communication, A, may be represented as a system of classes (or sets) with the structure A = (T, X, D), where T, X, and D are parts of a population P, so that T is not void, X cannot be equal to P, T and X are disjoint classes, and if T is an empty class then D is also empty. T is understood as th... Read More

Keywords: Act of communication; Communication modelling; Rating; effective communication.

Book Review

Delia Cristina BALABAN


Alina Bârgăoanu, Fake news. Noua cursă a înarmării.

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Keywords: Alina Bârgăoanu; Fake news – Noua cursă a înarmării.