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Says Who?: How News Presentation Format Influences Perceived Believability and the Engagement Level of Social Media Users

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Title:Says Who?: How News Presentation Format Influences Perceived Believability and the Engagement Level of Social Media Users
Authors:Kim, Antino
Dennis, Alan
Keywords:Truth and Lies: Deception and Cognition on the Internet
fake news, social media, source highlighting, source rating, story format
Date Issued:03 Jan 2018
Abstract:We investigate whether the news presentation format affects the believability of a news story and the engagement level of social media users. Specifically, we test to see if highlighting the source delivering the story can nudge the users to think more critically about the truthfulness of the story that they see, and for obscure sources, whether source ratings can affect how the users evaluate the truthfulness. We also test whether the believability can influence the users' engagement level for the presented news post (e.g., read, like, comment, and share). We find that such changes in the news presentation format indeed have significant impacts on how social media users perceive and act on news items.
Pages/Duration:11 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50385
ISBN:978-0-9981331-1-9
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2018.497
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Truth and Lies: Deception and Cognition on the Internet


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