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Manipulating the Perception of Credibility in Refugee Related Social Media Posts

Aigner, Johannes, Duchardt, Amelie, Kersting, Thiemo, Kattenbeck, Markus and Elsweiler, David (2017) Manipulating the Perception of Credibility in Refugee Related Social Media Posts. In: The ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR), March 7-11, Oslo.

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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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Item type:Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Institutions:Languages and Literatures > Institut für Information und Medien, Sprache und Kultur (I:IMSK) > Lehrstuhl für Informationswissenschaft
Keywords:false information, rumours, perception of information, social media
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, information & general works > 004 Computer science
000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:35041
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