Are you the Reason Fake News exists? Investigating News Sharing Attitude on Twitter

Creators: Haug, Maximilian and Gewald, Heiko
Title: Are you the Reason Fake News exists? Investigating News Sharing Attitude on Twitter
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Event Location: San Francisco, USA
Event Dates: December, 13-16, 2018
Projects: CROSS
Date: 2018
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): This research-in-progress investigates the news sharing attitude on Twitter. For our study we build on the framework of the Elaboration Likelihood Model and research on cognitive style as indicator for high or low elaboration likelihood. The study will target US Twitter account holders who will be recruited by using Amazon mechanical Turk (mTurk). Preliminary results of 144 Twitter users show counter intuitive findings for the cognitive style. In contrast to theory high cognitive style does elevate the source credibility as influence on the news sharing attitude on Twitter and reduce the information quality. These findings call for a deeper investigation on the inherent characteristics of Twitter. For our next steps we plan to recruit 400-500 participants for our study.
Forthcoming: No
Language: English
Citation:

Haug, Maximilian and Gewald, Heiko (2018) Are you the Reason Fake News exists? Investigating News Sharing Attitude on Twitter. In: (Proceedings of the) 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), December, 13-16, 2018, San Francisco, USA. ISBN 9781510881044

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