Poe's law, group polarization, and the epistemology of online religious discourse

Social Semiotics 22 (4) (2012)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Poe's Law is roughly that online parodies of religious extremism are indistinguishable from instances of sincere extremism. Poe's Law may be expressed in a variety of ways, each highlighting either a facet of indirect discourse generally, attitudes of online audiences, or the quality of online religious material. As a consequence of the polarization of online discussions, invocations of Poe's Law have relevance in wider circles than religion. Further, regular invocations of Poe's Law in critical discussions have the threat of further entrenching and polarizing views.
Keywords
No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories
PhilPapers/Archive ID
AIKPLG
Upload history
First archival date: 2012-10-24
Latest version: 2 (2019-01-03)
View other versions
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
1,213 ( #2,914 of 57,143 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
129 ( #4,159 of 57,143 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.