Hoax News Websites at the Crossroad between Popular and Political

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  • In Between the Cracks (Long Papers)

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  • Hoax News Websites at the Crossroad between Popular and Political

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  • This paper aims to analyze satirical hoax news websites in relation to local, regional and global mobilizations. To achieve this, a corpus of three websites is selected: The Onion (USA), Zaytung (Turkey) and El Koshary Today (Egypt). The objective is to retrace the history of online content productions before, during and after the movements Gezi, Tahrir and Occupy. This study aims to understand and analyze the phenomenon of satirical newspaper websites through evolution of topics and subjects, use of language, participatory content production, differences and similarities between selected cases.

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