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Perspectivas de la comunicación

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Abstract

PEREZ SANCHEZ, Rolando  and  SOLIS, Mario. MORAL EVALUATIONS ABOUT COVID-19 NEWS ON FACEBOOK: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. Perspect. comun. [online]. 2022, vol.15, n.1, pp.43-75. ISSN 0718-4867.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48672022000100043.

The research study the types of moral evaluations in the comments associated with news about the COVID-19 pandemic in Costa Rica on the social network Facebook. At the conceptual level, the study establishes relationships between the socio-cognition of moral evaluation and moral philosophy. A qualitative study was carried out, following a phenomenological design. The corpus of analysis was the national news about COVID-19 published on four main visited digital platforms on Facebook, and the comments on such news in the period between February and April 2021. It was found that in the face of news articles that present consequentialist and deontological evaluative content, they presented a greater diversity of types of moral evaluations in the comments. While consequentialist evaluations prevail in articles, virtuosist ones predominate in comments. The implications of these results are discussed from the point of view of the formation of public opinion around the pandemic.

Keywords : Social networks; online morality; moral philosophy; social cognition; COVID-19.

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