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Comunicación y sociedad

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SIERRA CABALLERO, Francisco  and  SOLA-MORALES, Salomé. Media Coups and Disinformation in the Digital Era. Irregular War in Latin America. Comun. soc [online]. 2020, vol.17, e7604.  Epub Jan 27, 2021. ISSN 0188-252X.

This article reflects on the role of the media and social networks in the phenomenon of “media coups” in Latin America. To this end, the propaganda model is explored through the analysis of four relevant cases of manipulation and disinformation in the region: those of Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador. The main conclusion reached is that it is necessary to regulate the traditional and digital media system for democracy and peace to prevent disinformation and “media coups”.

Keywords : media coups; disinformation; media; social Networks; Latin America.

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