Tell Me Who Your Sources Are: Perceptions of news credibility on social media

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Abstract

This study found that while participants rated their own Facebook friend as more credible and more similar to them than a news organization, they rated news articles as more credible when they are shared on Facebook by a news organization than when they are shared by their own Facebook friend. Source, however, interacts with motivation. News articles shared by a news organization are rated more credible only when motivation is high. There were no significant differences between sources when motivation is low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-190
Number of pages13
JournalJournalism Practice
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • credibility
  • Facebook
  • homophily
  • news consumption
  • online news
  • social media
  • source credibility

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