Retweeting in the Age of Fake News - A Cognitive Style Perspective

Creators: Haug, Maximilian and Gewald, Heiko and Brune, Philipp
Title: Retweeting in the Age of Fake News - A Cognitive Style Perspective
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: 17th Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (itAIS) "Organizing in a digitized world: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion"
Event Location: Pescara, Italy
Event Dates: October, 16 - 17, 2020
Projects: CROSS
Date: 16 October 2020
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract: Twitter is not only used to stay connected to a specific group of people or friends, but emerges as a platform to spread news. Celebrities, institutions and news outlets increasingly tweet information which they deem as worthy. However, independent users are also able to share various information, which makes it increasingly hard to distinguish which information is credible. In this research we attempt to gather an overview about Twitter users’ attitude towards news sharing on Twitter and how credible they find information provided on Twitter. Drawing on the elaboration likelihood model, we operationalized the elaboration likelihood with the default cognitive style of the users. Surprisingly, the results show that people with a more rational cognitive style prefer Twitter as a news source.
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Citation:

Haug, Maximilian and Gewald, Heiko and Brune, Philipp (2020) Retweeting in the Age of Fake News - A Cognitive Style Perspective. In: 17th Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (itAIS) "Organizing in a digitized world: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion", October, 16 - 17, 2020, Pescara, Italy.

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