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Information Behavior towards False Information and “Fake News” on Facebook: The Influence of Gender, User Type and Trust in Social Media

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Schmidt, Thomas ; Salomon, Elisabeth ; Elsweiler, David ; Wolff, Christian
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 18 Apr 2021 08:47


In this paper, we present a survey study with 119 participants conducted in German, which investigates respondents’ Facebook behavior. In particular, the survey provides insight into how the individual factors gender, user type and trust in social media influence information behavior with respect to false information on Facebook. Our participants’ Facebook use is predominantly passive, the trust ...


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