This article takes the events around the referendum for the Independence of Catalonia, which took place on 1 October 2017, as a reference to carry out an analysis on the use of disinformation within a context of political conflict and a highly polarised scenario, as part of a strategic narrative. Based on a proposed analytical methodology, and applying this to the disinformation verified by the fact-checker Maldito Bulo, we have noted that the aim of this disinformation is to discredit the people involved, to magnify facts and boost support for the different positions, that the format of this disinformation is a key element regarding its degree of dissemination, and the difficulties faced when determining the precise impact of such disinformation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Analysis of disinformation regarding the referendum on 1 October detected by Maldito Bulo|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Quaderns del CAC|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2018|