The rise of skepticism in Spanish political and digital media context
Cano-Orón, L., Mendoza-Poudereux, I. and Moreno-Castro, C. (2019). ‘The rise of skepticism in Spanish political and digital media contexts’. JCOM 18 (03), A01. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18030201
Currently in Spain, there is a political and social debate over the use and sale of homeopathic products, which is promoted mainly by the skeptical movement. For the ﬁrst time, this issue has become signiﬁcant in political discourse. This study analyzes the role that homeopathy-related stories are playing in that political debate. We analyzed the viewpoints of headlines between 2015 and 2017 in eight digital dailies (n = 1,683), which published over 30 stories on homeopathy during the three-year study period. The results indicated that the stance on therapy’s lack of scientiﬁc evidence gained ground during the period studied.
Health communication; Representations of science and technology; Science and media