Gender-Based Disinformation: A scoping review of the literature, 2013-2023

48 | 2023

Juliana Alcantara*, Juliana Valentim**

* Department of Philosophy, Communication and Information, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra, Portugal
** Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal

This article examines gender-based disinformation, highlighting findings and research gaps. A PRISMA review method was used, reviewing 143 articles from 2013 to early 2023. Only 14 studies directly assessed gender dimensions in disinformation. Outcomes show that Twitter is the most studied platform, with a focus on content analysis, and Global South perspectives are neglected. Using an intersectional feminist critical approach, our findings suggest three recurring themes: women are the frequent target of disinformation, narratives connect to dark politics, and proposed solutions rely on media literacy programs and regulatory measures.


disinformation, gender, intersectionality, hate speech

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