I am what I am – Convergence Behaviors on Online Discussion About the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

dc.contributor.author Bui, Tung
dc.contributor.author Lam, Quang Loc
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-24T17:39:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-24T17:39:55Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-04
dc.description.abstract Using data from an online discussion on the risk of getting blood clot from Johnson & Johnson vaccine moderated by the New York Times Facebook page, we investigated the presence of eleven convergence behaviors, and the interaction between them. While recent research focuses on misinformation or fake news as the object of analysis, we argue in this exploratory research that it is equally important to analyze who and, whenever possible, why people engage in information exchange given a particular crisis, hence their convergence behaviors. Mapping the types of postings to their authors would be an additional step to design, develop, implement, and possibly, regulate online discussions for a more effective and just civic engagement. As we witness a mass manipulation of public opinion, our findings suggest that the number of netizens that seek to correct misinformation is growing. If the society goal is to swiftly rebut as many conspiracy theories as possible, we advocate for a dual social media control strategy: restrain as much as possible the misinformation spreaders/manipulators and encourage correctors to help propagate countervailing facts.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2022.304
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-5-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/79637
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Disaster Information, Resilience, for Emergency and Crisis Technologies
dc.subject convergence behaviors
dc.subject crisis communication
dc.subject social media
dc.title I am what I am – Convergence Behaviors on Online Discussion About the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
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