Endorse the Source – The Impact of Information Assessment on News Sharing Behavior

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Creators: Haug, Maximilian
Title: Endorse the Source – The Impact of Information Assessment on News Sharing Behavior
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Event Location: Cancun, Mexico
Event Dates: August 15-17, 2019
Projects: CROSS
Date: 2019
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): Social media provides enormous loads of information for its users paired with easy sharing mechanisms such as liking or retweeting. In such an environment it is not easy to accurately judge every tweet or post piece by piece, in which case individuals rely on easy strategies to evaluate information. In this research, the role of the source credibility and verification strategies of users were investigated to understand how individuals assess the information quality on Twitter and under which circumstances they share information. A quantitative study was conducted using Amazon Mechanical Turk. The results show that peripheral cues, namely the source credibility has a strong influence on how people perceive the quality of information.
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Language: English
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Haug, Maximilian (2019) Endorse the Source – The Impact of Information Assessment on News Sharing Behavior. In: (Proceedings of the) 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), August 15-17, 2019, Cancun, Mexico. ISBN 978-0-9966831-8-0

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