Social organisation of knowledge

Descriptive and normative

Nothing to say here right now, except about the specialized epistemic community that is the science community. I would like to think about journalism also.


News media and public shared reality. Fake news, incomplete news, alternative facts, strategic inference, kompromat, agnotology, facebooking to a molecular level. Basic media literacy and whether it helps. As seen in elections, and provocateur twitter bots.


Bazzoli, Andrea. 2022. β€œOpen Science and Epistemic Pluralism: A Tale of Many Perils and Some Opportunities.” Industrial and Organizational Psychology 15 (4): 525–28.
Berger, Peter, and Thomas Luckmann. 2016. β€œThe Social Construction of Reality.” In Social Theory Re-Wired, 2nd ed. Routledge.
Eady, Gregory, Tom Paskhalis, Jan Zilinsky, Richard Bonneau, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua A. Tucker. 2023. β€œExposure to the Russian Internet Research Agency Foreign Influence Campaign on Twitter in the 2016 US Election and Its Relationship to Attitudes and Voting Behavior.” Nature Communications 14 (1): 62.
Farrell, Henry, Hugo Mercier, and Melissa Schwartzberg. 2022. β€œAnalytical Democratic Theory: A Microfoundational Approach.” American Political Science Review, August, 1–6.
Smith, Justin E. H. 2022. The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: A History, a Philosophy, a Warning. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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