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Informed public against false rumor in the social media era: Focusing on social media dependency

Title
Informed public against false rumor in the social media era: Focusing on social media dependency
Authors
Lee J.Choi Y.
Ewha Authors
최윤정
SCOPUS Author ID
최윤정scopus
Issue Date
2018
Journal Title
Telematics and Informatics
ISSN
0736-5853JCR Link
Citation
Telematics and Informatics vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 1071 - 1081
Keywords
CredibilityFalse rumorInformation seekingSNS dependency
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
This study explores how the public's belief in false rumors about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that spread across South Korea related to their accuracy-oriented information seeking as well as the moderating effects of people's reasons for using social networking services (SNS). The survey results show that perceived credibility of false rumors did not affect accuracy-oriented information seeking. However, a significant result was shown in the moderating effect, such that SNS informational dependency interacted with false rumor credibility on accuracy-oriented information seeking. Overall, this study specifically identifies and discusses differences in SNS dependency and accuracy-oriented information seeking in the context of rumor communication to examine the construction of an informed public. Theoretical contributions of this study are discussed. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
DOI
10.1016/j.tele.2017.12.017
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