To best understand how information vacuums are formed, I’ve compiled the following case studies for you to view in real-time how the media shapes the narrative – or absence thereof. As new case-studies evolve I’ll add them in.

When you’re reviewing these media article compilations, consider logic over theory. For example, it’s clear flight MH370 had not been found, yet media reporting was highly speculative. The narrative around ISIL’s social media jihad continues to permeate throughout the west largely because media outlets continue to share their content; and the Australian Government’s Operation Sovereign Borders still has a cone of silence around around it.

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Examples of information vacuums and how they are formed:


 

The disappearance of flight MH370

When a story is newsworthy, and absence of information or solid fact will often result in pure speculation and the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories as the race to sell news on-topic continues.

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) social media jihad

After the withdrawal of US led coalition forces from Iraq, the investment in the information cycle was also withdrawn. This created an information vacuum – particularly as the uptake of social media rose in the region over time, where the only narrative in play was that extremists.

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Operation Sovereign Borders

What happens when a Government refuses to answer questions on a matter of national interest? People assume they have something to hide. 

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