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The Impact of Term Fake News on the Scientific Community. Scientific Performance and Mapping in Web of Science

Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Department of Didactics and Theory of Education, Autonomous University of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(5), 73;
Received: 2 April 2020 / Revised: 24 April 2020 / Accepted: 6 May 2020 / Published: 8 May 2020
Nowadays, multiple phenomena have promoted an impact on society, constituting in some cases, not only a contribution of benefits but also of risks. Among them, the fake news phenomenon is considered one of the most burning phenomena today due to the risk it poses to society. In view of this situation, the research community has carried out numerous studies that seek to address this issue from a multidisciplinary perspective. Based on this, the objective of this work was to analyze the productivity and, therefore, the impact of this topic in the research community. To this end, this work advocated a scientometric-type methodology, through scientometric laws, impact indicators, and scientific evolution of 640 publications of the web of science (WOS). The results showed the impact of the fake news discipline today, which is considered an emerging issue that is of interest to many knowledge disciplines around the world. Likewise, the results showed that the publications not only have a focus on analyzing the veracity or not of the news, but that it begins to vertebrate a new line of an investigation directed to the informational education and towards the prevention of the consumption of this type of news through the internet. View Full-Text
Keywords: fake news; disinformation; internet; scientometrics fake news; disinformation; internet; scientometrics
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Alonso García, S.; Gómez García, G.; Sanz Prieto, M.; Moreno Guerrero, A.J.; Rodríguez Jiménez, C. The Impact of Term Fake News on the Scientific Community. Scientific Performance and Mapping in Web of Science. Soc. Sci. 2020, 9, 73.

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