On the Corruption of Communication: A Theory of Deception

Wijaya, Bambang Sukma (2022) On the Corruption of Communication: A Theory of Deception. Studies in Media and Communication, 10 (2). pp. 129-144. ISSN 2325-8071

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This article elaborates on the issue of communication corruption, namely communicative actions or events that reduce the audience's right to receive messages entirely and correctly, according to normative (objective) and contemplative (subjective) facts. The literature study and reflectivity methods point out at least four main aspects of communication corruption theory: message, media, context, and behavior. This study also proposes a formula to measure and assess the extent to which communication is corrupt, considering communication needs and desires, authority and opportunity, communicative power, audience rights, conscience, and moral responsibility. Three forms of communication are very vulnerable to communication corruption: persuasion, imaging (both in the effort of impression building and impression laundering), and deception. Future studies can use this study as a theoretical and methodological reference. Practically, the findings and propositions of this research are helpful as reflections and guidelines for anticipating and minimizing communication corruption practices in daily and professional activities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Business > Advertising
Management > Business Plan > Business > Advertising
Marketing > Advertising
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Philosophy (General)
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Logic
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Marketing > Branding (Marketing)
Business > Business Ethics
Management > Business Plan > Business > Business Ethics
Communication Science
Computer Science
Communication Science > Corporate Communication
Management > Corporate Social Responsibility
Communication Science > Cultural Studies
Communication Science > Digital Communication
Social Sciences
Computer Science > Image Processing
Computer Science > Information analysis
Communication Science > Interpersonal Communication
Communication Science > Journalism
Education > Special aspects of education
Communication Science > Marketing Communications
Communication Science > Mass Media Communication
Communication Science > Mass Media
Communication Science > Political Communication
Science Paper
Communication Science > Social Media
Divisions: Fakultas Ekonomi dan Ilmu Sosial > Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi
Depositing User: Bambang Sukma Wijaya
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2023 12:06
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 12:06
URI: https://repository.bakrie.ac.id/id/eprint/6997

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