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Manipulating the Perception of Credibility in Refugee Related Social Media Posts

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-350412
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.35041
Aigner, Johannes ; Duchardt, Amelie ; Kersting, Thiemo ; Kattenbeck, Markus ; Elsweiler, David
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Abstract

This paper describes a controlled web-based study (n=126), investigating whether the perception of the credibility of refugee-related Tweets can be influenced by cues already reported in the literature for social media content generally. We provide empirical evidence that both a Tweet's popularity and the presence of links -- even neutral links created by URL shortening services -- may increase ...

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