Research on misinformation and scientific dissemination: a review of the Latin American literature
Thaiane de Oliveira
In this article, we aim to carry out a literature review of studies carried out in Latin America on misinformation and scientific dissemination, in particular academic articles on this theme. Our corpus consisted of 142 articles, identified in the databases Scopus, Web of Science, Dimensions and Scielo. The results show that Brazil is the main stage of these analyses and appears in 65.5% of the corpus. It points to a concentration of research published from 2020, which correlate with the Covid-19 pandemic, being this the most studied theme (69.0%). The articles address digital social network studies (35.2%) and media studies (33.1%). We discuss the need to strengthen research among Latin American countries as a way to understand the specific nature of the circulation of scientific misinformation in the region and structure better ways to address it.
Volume 6 • Issue 01 • 2023