Disinformation: Research Progress and Prospects
[Purpose/significance] Disinformation is a type of false information that information makers or dissemina?
tors intentionally spread based on political or economic motives with the purpose of deception and misleading. A great
deal of theoretical research has been made on disinformation abroad. Sorting out the research progress of disinformation
and tracking the international academic trends is helpful for domestic research community to master the academic dis?
course power and can provide reference for understanding the complex and changeable information security situation.
[Method/process] Through systematic literature review and network survey，we found that disinformation is the result
of enemy intelligence practice in the cold war. Then it goes into the academic horizon gradually, and integrated with
multidisciplinary research methods and theories. In recent years, affected by the 2016 US election crisis and the COV?
ID19 epidemic, disinformation has been widely discussed in the social media environment. [Result/conclusion] By
summarizing the research progress, it can be asserted that the research of disinformation will become a hot topic and
trend of future research.